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Shortlisted for the Children's Book Awards 2019, Books for Younger Readers Category
A warm, uplifting story for young readers about a boy and his dog and the power of music to heal; a first-time collaboration from two Irish Children's Laureates.
Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember - and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a buddy more than ever. In his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of BAD PEOPLE. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an AWESOME BOY - his BOY. Maybe when they find each other he will learn to BARK again...
The Dog Who Lost His Bark is in a league above other familiar animal-themed series. - The Sunday Times
[...] full of expression. - The Irish Independent
[a] heart-warming and enchanting story. - Irish Examiner
A memorable, gentle, moving book, this one is an instant classic that you will keep forever. I can't recommend it highly enough. - Fallen Star Stories
A final line to note the quite remarkable illustrations of P J Lynch. Honoured with many prestigious awards, this book hold yet further examples of P J's ability to capture the nuance of complex emotions in both humans and their canine companion. - Armadillo
|Publication date:||4th October 2018|
|Illustrator:||P. J. Lynch|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Children's Book Award 2017|
Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.” Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop ...More About Eoin Colfer
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