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The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Written by Dodie Smith

Illustrated by David Roberts

The Hundred and One Dalmatians Synopsis

Dodie Smith's classic tale about 101 Dalmations and their fight for survival against the evil Cruella De Vil. When Missis and Pongo's puppies go missing, the two Dalmatian parents know the scary Cruella De Vil has had something to do with it. After all, she adores furs, and the Dalmatians have such beautiful coats . . . The dogs' pets, Mr and Mrs Dearly, don't understand them, so it is up to Pongo and Missis to rescue their pups - with the help of all the dogs in England. The Hundred and One Dalmations is an all-time classic children's book. Famously adapted by Walt Disney Studios, it continues to be one of the most popular children's books long after the author's death.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405224802
Publication date: 5th June 2006
Author: Dodie Smith
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

About Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith was born in 1896. While working as a shop assistant in London, she wrote five very successful plays and also started writing screenplays for Hollywood. She moved to America with her husband during the war and they didn't return to England until 1953 because she was reluctant to quarantine her beloved Dalmatians! In 1943, her Dalmatians had 15 puppies, like Pongo and Missis in The Hundred and One Dalmatians, which was written in 1956 and then made into a hugely successful Disney film. Her first novel, I Capture the Castle, is much loved and has also recently been made into a film. She ...

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