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The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Written by Eoin Colfer

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

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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.

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The Dog Who Lost His Bark Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781406377576
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406377576
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Eoin Colfer
Illustrator: P. J. Lynch
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Other Categories: Children's Book Award 2017

About Eoin Colfer

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 ...

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