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But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal’s glamorous home, and his wealthy parents refuse to consider one. Then 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. Hal and Fleck are joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets – among them is Otto, the wise and sombre St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee. A large reward is offered for the missing boy, and soon Hal and his dogs are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus, and the sympathetic children from an orphanage, they race for their freedom in a classic adventure in the tradition of 101 DALMATIANS. Every dog-loving child will adore this irresistible story from a truly great and much-loved children’s author.

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Date published

May 5th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 8.0 points

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  • 288 pages



Eva Ibbotson


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What kids think

  1. samcharlie123
    on 9 March 2013

    I think this was an okay book.

    4out of 5
  2. pawprint2
    on 6 March 2013

    Omg this book is sooooooo good it’s very emotional.Hals parents trick him into thinking he’s getting a dog for his birthday but he only gets to keep it for a few days and they return it to easy pets dog rental anceny.Hal is devestated when he finds out his parents lied to himso he decides to look for fleck and go to his grandparents house…...

    5out of 5
  3. lmdrld
    on 5 March 2013

    this is about a boy who gets look after a dog for a week.

  4. lizzy123
    on 3 January 2013


    5out of 5
  5. kicky105
    on 6 March 2012

    This is an ace book – very good and very emotional!

    5out of 5
  6. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    Adorable book, * * * * *

  7. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 3 May 2011

    “I really like One Dog and His Boy because all Hal ever wanted was a dog and his dad rented a dog because he thought Hal would get bored of it but Hal didn’t. In the end Hal goes on a daring misssion to just to be with Fleck.

    It was great book and I would rate it 5/5. It’s a loving story and a pity that it will be Eva Ibbotsons last book.”

    Lauren, age 10

    “I enjoyed One Dog and His Boy but it’s really long so you have to be patient. My favourite dog is by far Otto as I love Bernese Mountain dogs. My favourite character is Pippa as she is always using logical thinkiing. My favourite part is when they go into the monastry of St.Roc, where Otto finds his real owner.”

    Georgia, age 11

    5out of 5