How does it feel to be abandoned? To wake up one morning cold and miserable in a strange, unfamiliar place where no one even knows your name? This is what happens to a cross-breed collie who is separated from his brother when his family finds two dogs too difficult to cope with. Will he survive? And will he ever find a home where he is really wanted?
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Colin Dann's award-winning Animals of Farthing Wood and White Deer Park have breathed life into the bookshelves of many a child since their first publication, and continue to charm and educate new generations of readers as the years go by.
His latest offering, Nobody's Dog, reeks of Dann's usual charm and talent, and this time comes bang up to date with the story of a dog who finds himself living on the streets after being abandoned by the family he loved.
Digby, the hero of the piece, is a beautiful border collie who began his life in a loving home with his brother. But Digby was "jangly": a nervous puppy who was sometimes difficult to cope with. After spending time in a dogs' home, he finds a new master in Frank, a young homeless man, but it is not long before Digby is forced to struggle for survival alone, and embarks on a journey to find the person who loves him the most.
A moving and at times totally heartbreaking tale, Nobody's Dog is much more than an animal story. Through the plight of Digby, readers are taken on an emotionally charged journey that allows them to eavesdrop on a harsh and unfair world that sometimes leaves people--and pets--alone and without hope. Dann's extraordinary talent for understanding his animals and their surroundings shines through once more in this brilliantly executed and thoroughly modern tale of a life through the eyes of a trusting and loving animal. (Ages 7 to 11) --Susan HarrisonBook Description:
A moving new story from the author of the Farthing Wood series
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Book Description Red Fox, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099267071