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 won the Arts Council National Award for Children's Literature for his first novel, The Animals of Farthing Wood.From School Library Journal:
Gr 5-7-An abandoned Border collie eventually acclimates to life in the pound, but is still very unhappy until a young man comes in and Digby feels an instant connection with him. Unfortunately, Frank has no stable home and can't take the pup with him. After a series of events, the two end up together, are separated, and then happily reunite. In between, the dog has lots of adventures and frightening episodes. For those who prefer realistic stories, this is not the best choice since the animals are portrayed in human terms and their thoughts are expressed as speech. They do have distinct personalities, but most of their traits seem designed only to advance the plot. For example, Digby's constant attacks of nerves cause many of his problems; when the police are about to take him back to Frank, he becomes frightened of their uniforms and runs away, postponing the reunion. The main difficulty, however, is defining the targeted audience. The plot is fairly simple and could appeal to younger readers, but the sophisticated language and British tone are better suited to older kids.-Arwen Marshall, formerly at New York Public Library
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Book Description Red Fox, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099267071