A Girl Called Dog
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A Girl Called Dog

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126 x 178 x 14mm | 117.93g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552563013
  • 9780552563017
  • 695,289

Review quote

"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 *show more

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies graduated from Cambridge with a degree in zoology before going on to become a writer, producer and presenter of radio and television programmes such as THE REALLY WILD SHOW. Amongst her many acclaimed books for children are Big Blue Whale, One Tiny Turtle, Ice Bear, Extreme Animals and Poo which was short listed for a Blue Peter Book Award. Her novel HOME was short listed for the Brandford Boase award.show more

Review Text

"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"show more

Back cover copy

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. Shy, quiet Dog has never talked to another person, and has to sleep on the floor of angry Uncle's pet shop with the animals - her only friends. But one day a mysterious parcel arrives: Carlos the parrot, a chattering bundle of colour, feathers and incredible stories. Suddenly Dog has a chance to escape. Along with Carlos and her best friend, Esme the coati, Dog sets off on a scary, exciting adventure. But will they ever find a place that they can call home? And can brave Carlos help Dog find her voice at last? A heart-warming story of adventure and friendship by acclaimed author and animal expert, Nicola Davies.show more

Rating details

16 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 12% (2)
4 44% (7)
3 12% (2)
2 31% (5)
1 0% (0)
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