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|Paperback, Mar 2012||£6.99|
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All Hal ever wanted was a dog – but a dog would damage the expensive carpets in his parents’ glamorous home, and they won’t allow it. That’s until they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Fleck the terrier arrives on Hal’s birthday, and Hal is overjoyed. But when Hal discovers to his horror that his dog is about to be returned, he runs away… along with a bunch of pedigree hounds, all joyfully escaping from Easy Pets! Soon Hal and his dogs – including Otto the wise St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee – are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus and some orphanage children, can they race to freedom? Written in the timeless tradition of 101 Dalmations, this is a tail-wagging grand adventure that every dog-lover will adore.
Praise for Eva Ibbotson:
“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
“Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted.” Michael Morpurgo
“This kind of fun will never fail to delight.” Philip Pullman
May 5th, 2011
AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 8.0 points
- 288 pages
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