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One Dog and His Boy

By Eva Ibbotson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545484411 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.27" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545633543 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545351966 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.7" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Award-winning author Eva Ibbotson's tale of a boy and dog who were meant to be together — now in paperback.

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. "Never!" cries his mother. "Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor."

But on the morning of Hal's 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He's allowed to choose a dog at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he's found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned. When Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together they'll have to run away . . .

From the renowned Eva Ibbotson comes a tale laced with humour and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for One Dog and His Boy

"This satisfying novel combines humor with heart to great effect — a lovely parting gift from the masterful storyteller." —School Library Journal

"Ibbotson's final book is a story with the heart of Lassie and the satirical bite of Roald Dahl . . . as funny as it is satisfying." —Booklist