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  • Published: 15 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405932486
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $14.99

The Puppy and the Orphan




A heart-warming, nostalgic story about the remarkable bond between an orphan and a puppy

Christmas, 1953: When little Billy discovers a lost puppy in the grounds of his orphanage home, he knows that the nuns will never allow him to keep a pet. But as Billy stares into the adorable Labrador's big brown eyes, he knows in his heart that he can't bear to be parted from his new friend. So he comes up with a plan.

With the help of his fellow orphans, Billy hides the puppy in the caretaker's cottage. Together the children swear not to reveal the secret to the grown-ups. Yet as Billy and the puppy's special bond develops, his dread of discovery and being separated from his beloved dog grows . . .

The Puppy and the Orphan tells the story of many lost souls who have found refuge at the orphanage, and how love helps each of them to fight for a second chance of somewhere to call home.

  • Published: 15 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405932486
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $14.99

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