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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780106
  • Imprint: Knopf Australia
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

Blue Dog



A charming story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback. Prequel to the bestselling Red Dog.

A charming story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback. Prequel to the bestselling Red Dog.

When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the flood waters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.

In this charming prequel to the much-loved Red Dog, Louis de Bernières tells the moving story of a young boy and his Granpa, and the charismatic and entertaining dog whom so many readers hold close to their hearts.

  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143780106
  • Imprint: Knopf Australia
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter, a collection of stories Notwithstanding and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

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Praise for Blue Dog

Wise and heartwarming.

Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday

[Blue Dog] is the heart-warming, funny, coming-of-age story. This is an irresistible, feel-good, laugh-out-loud tale. It is not an easy place to leave behind.

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

A young adult novel that will appeal to all ages.

Lorna Cumming-Bruce, Financial Times

The kind of book that changes readers for the better. The love between Mick and Granpa, and the changing landscape they inhabit, are the highlights of this superb story.

Guardian

A beautifully told story.

Emily Bearn, Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year

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