A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011
Award winning Eva Ibbotson’s poignant and beautiful last book celebrates a boy’s passion for a dog. All Hal has ever wanted is a dog but his parents refuse to contemplate the idea. A dog would mess up their beautiful house and disturb their busy routine. When they discover East Pets, they hire Hal a dog for a weekend thinking that will do the trick. But they don’t know Hal! Hal takes matters into his own hands. Soon Hal and all the dogs he has released from Easy Pets are out on the road – with a price on their head. How Hal makes his escape is both thrilling and moving as it marks his growth from sadness to great happiness.
All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. His wealthy parents refuse to consider one
until they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck
arrives on Hal’s birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned,
he runs away.
Joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets, Hal and
Fleck set forth on a quest to find their own perfect place – somewhere they can
be together always.
Eva Ibbotson’s children’s novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal three times, for the Guardian Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year and numerous other literary prizes. Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Award in 2001.
“Readers of classic children’s fiction will be familiar with the bliss that steals over one when a new Eva Ibbotson novel is published.” Amanda Craig, The Times
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
|Publication date:||5th May 2011|
|Publisher:||Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Born in Vienna, Eva Ibbotson came to England as a small girl. She spent much of her adult life in Newcastle upon Tyne. When her husband was alive he bred snails in the garage; they also kept fish and had a small and very hairy dog. Eva had four grown-up children and seven grandchildren. She wrote for both adults and children. Which Witch was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal and The Secret of Platform 13 was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, was runner-up for the Whitbread Children's Book of ...More About Eva Ibbotson
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