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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453308
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

A Girl Called Dog




A heart-warming animal adventure story about friendship and belonging that will appeal to all fans of Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl.

Dog wasn't really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her.

Dog has never been outside of nasty Uncle's pet shop. She sleeps in a box on a floor and has no idea what the world outside looks like. Then in a flurry of colour and feathers, Carlos the parrot arrives in the shop and her world as she knows it changes for ever.

Managing to escape, Dog, Carlos and her best friend Esme the coati set out, in search of the same thing, somewhere they belong, somewhere they can call home. But the world is a huge, dangerous place, and they face danger and adventure at every turn . . .

A spirit-soaring tale of adventure, friendship and belonging that will appeal to all lovers of Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453308
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies studied zoology at Cambridge, and worked with numerous different animals for several years, including humpbacked whales in Newfoundland. She went on to become a writer, producer and presenter of radio and television, including The Really Wild Show. Amongst her many acclaimed books for children are A Girl Called Dog, Rubbish Town Hero, Big Blue Whale, One Tiny Turtle, and Poo which was shortlisted for a Blue Peter Book Award. Her novel Home was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. She lives in Wales.

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Praise for A Girl Called Dog

“The eponymous Dog has a Dahl-esque existence in this unusual animal adventure that takes her and her animal companions from a run-down pet shop to the vibrant Amazonian jungle. Quirky, moving and ultimately uplifting”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller


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