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Product description

Dog wasn’t really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her.

Dog has never been outside her cruel uncle’s pet shop. She sleeps in a box on a floor and has no idea what the outside world looks like. Then, in a flurry of colour and feathers, Carlos the parrot arrives in the shop – and the world as she knows it changes forever. Escaping from her uncle, Dog, Carlos and her best friend Esme the coati set out in search of the same thing: somewhere they can call home, somewhere to belong. But the world is a huge and dangerous place, and they face danger and adventure at every turn…

Three courageous friends set out on the journey of a lifetime in this funny, heartwarming tale of discovery and belonging, which will delight any fan of Roald Dahl or Michael Morpurgo.

Praise for the author:

“There is not a word too many, there is not a word out of place… near-poetic narrative.” TES

“I was caught, hook, line and sinker…” Guardian

“I loved this book so much I could have eaten it!” Daily Mail

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780552563017

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

Condition

New

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  1. bee100xxx
    on 9 March 2014

    This story is about a girl’s uncle calling her dog so she can blend in with all the other animals in the pet shop that he owns. Dog does not speak and has to hide when a customer comes in or she will be taking to a very dark place. Luckily Dog has the courage to run away Unfortunately she does not have the sense that their are many dangers in the real world…

    5out of 5
  2. roseyclo
    on 5 January 2014

    it was ok.

    1out of 5
  3. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    I didn’t like the start I felt sorry for dog I wanted to take her place and let her live a little.But a happy ending in the end though

  4. indigobeam
    on 4 March 2012

    This book was very different to how I first imagined it. The characters came off the page and the story cam alive. Loved it.

  5. milena1940
    on 23 October 2011

    IT IS VERY INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL AT THE MOMENT I AM READING IT

    5out of 5
  6. Peanut-Pumpkin
    on 23 July 2011

    It sounds soo good I just wan’t to read more!!

    5out of 5
  7. annie12
    on 9 July 2011

    i would really like to read this book because it sounds really cool but i just dont get why her uncle calls her dog????

  8. pingudasiy1
    on 7 July 2011

    This is such a good book i love it poor dog!!

    5out of 5
  9. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 31 May 2011

    This was a great story about Dog and her animal friends. I thought it was going to be really sad but it was exciting too. I really liked Carlos because he is so clever!

    Daisy, age 9

    5out of 5