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Written by Meg Rosoff
Illustrated by Grace Easton
Part of the Conkers SeriesWrite A Review
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2019
Full of Meg Rosoff’s delightful wit and evident affection for dogs, the is a great return for McTavish the big-hearted rescue dog who is already well-known for the good care he takes of all those around him. This time it is Betty who needs help. When Pa Peachey gets a new job the whole family is upheaved. Everyone is excited about it except for Betty. Not only has she got to move house but she also to say goodbye to her old friends and go to a new school. Betty does not want to be the new girl: she is terrified. Luckily, McTavish thinks of the best possible way to turn her arrival at a new school into a triumph rather than a catastrophe.
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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2019
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Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
The Hairdo That Got Away by Joseph Coelho
McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff
Pa has just landed a new job, and it's put an unusual spring in his step. But a new job means a new house in a new part of town, and now the Peacheys are getting ready to move. Amidst the chaos, nobody seems to notice that Betty is struggling with this big change. Nobody, that is, except McTavish. Will the canny family dog be able to put a smile back on Betty's face?
The fourth instalment of this critically acclaimed series brings a touching and witty take to one of life's most common anxieties.
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Good Dog McTavish. You can read their full reviews (and see some of their own fantastic illustrations) by clicking here.
Praise for the McTavish series;
A work of gentle genius ... a witty, stylish, often hilarious delight Literary Review
Wry, real and big-hearted The Bookseller
McTavish is an irresistible character, his gentle guiding of the Peacheys is very funny indeed, and this beautiful story will leave all readers smiling Andrea Reece LoveReading4Kids
A gentle and knowing humour and an affectionate portrait of a modern family with different interests ... The gorgeous illustrations by Grace Easton also give the text a lovely dash of whimsy Booktrust
Common sense has rarely been so charmingly conveyed to readers of seven up New Statesman
Meg Rosoff is not only a superb writer but she's also a well-known dog lover and in McTavish she's created an endearing character that allows us to view the foibles of his human companions in a gently satirical way Letterpress Project
|Publication date:||7th November 2019|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Funny, School Stories, Animals, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 9+|
Meg Rosoff worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising before writing How I Live Now. Her books have won or been shortlisted for 18 international book prizes, including the Carnegie Medal and the Orange First Novel Prize, and been translated into over 20 languages. In 2016, Meg was the recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s literature award. She lives in London with her family and two dogs. Click here to read a Q&A with the author's Good Dog McTavish. Click here to read more about Meg Rosoff.More About Meg Rosoff
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