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The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix, bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier’s Friend.

‘For now Patch is just a Helper Pup,’ Joe said. ‘But one day . . .’ Eleven-year-old Joe is dreading his first Christmas without Dad.

But then Mum suggests they volunteer for Helper Dogs and train puppies to help people in need. Joe has always wanted a dog and when he meets golden Labrador Patch he knows he’s found him. With Joe’s love and training, can Patch go from playful pupy to heroic helper – and mend Joe’s broken heart along the way?

A classic-in-the-making, Megan Rix takes little-known true stories of animal heroes and turns them into must-have heartwarming stories for 8+ readers, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean.

‘If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this’ Sunday Express

‘A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate’ The Times

‘Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.’ LoveReading

‘A perfect story for animal lovers and lovers of adventure stories’ Travelling Book Company

About the author: Megan Rix is the recent winner of the Stockton and Shrewsbury Children’s Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous other children’s book awards. She lives with her husband by a river in England. When she’s not writing she can be found walking her two golden retrievers, Traffy and Bella, who are often in the river. www.meganrix.com

Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier’s Friend

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141351926

Publisher

Puffin

Date published

October 2nd, 2014

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.1; Middle years; 6.0 points

Condition

New

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  1. XXmegzXX
    on 14 May 2015

    I absolotely ADORED this book. Joe is allowed a puppy, because his Dad passed away. He is called Patch and helps people in wheelchairs, Joe absoloutely loves Patch, and once took him into school and everyone loved him. At Christmas, Joe had to take him to someone elses home so he could look after that person, and Joe was luckily allowed to see him after school and weekends, which he loved. It does make you cry at the end, but I know everyone will enjoy this book. My favourite character has got to be: Patch, because he is so cute and I love PUPPIES.

  2. 14ESW
    on 11 November 2014

    a lovely heart warming tale, wagging all the way, literally