One Dog and His Boy
book | Fiction | 2011
Shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award
Eva Ibbotson's final book, One Dog and His Boy, is a true canine classic.
All Hal has ever wanted is a dog. His wealthy parents refuse to consider one until they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away.
Joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets, Hal and Fleck set forth on a quest to find their own perfect place - somewhere they can be together for always.
Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for One Dog and His Boy
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The Telegraph Weekend
Eva Ibbotson is a writer who understands a child's heart...One Dog and His Boy is an adventure to rival that other canine odyssey, The One Hundred and One Dalmatians.Amanda Craig
The Sunday Times
Books For Keeps
Blows me away… It takes a sweetly old fashioned
story – boy wants dog – and makes it feel crispy,
new and even edgy.
A storytelling and linguistic delight.
An exquisitely crafted book with not a single wasted word.
A lovely, funny, beautifully written story from a cherished writer.
Your next Christmas present to a child who reads it will have to be a puppy ...
I absolutely loved it. Such a wonderful book.
There’s more than a touch of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians in the collaboration of the canine friends… Beautifully produced, with black and white line drawings.
The height of her creative powers ...
For anyone who hasn’t discovered the effortless warmth and joy and pin-sharp wit that made Ibbotson great this story of loyalty and friendship is a must… beautiful.