One Dog and His Boy (Hardcover)

By Eva Ibbotson

Scholastic Press, 9780545351966, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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Compact Disc (3/1/2012)
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“This is a book about a dog who wants a boy, and a boy who wants a dog -- but it is also more. It is about a boy named Hal and a girl named Pippa who take a risk to free five special dogs imprisoned in a pet-rental agency. It is about misguided parents who find out what is important for them and their son. It is ultimately about dogs and people finding their rightful places in the world. Eva Ibbotson, in this, her last book, provides inspirational and masterful writing as she once again finds her way into readers' hearts.”
— Barbara Katz, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
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Eva Ibbotson's final masterpiece, a tale of a boy and dog who were meant to be together.

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 humor and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.

About the Author

Eva was the author of twenty novels for children and adults. Her first was published in 1975, and her last is the joyous ONE DOG AND HIS BOY. Eva's books have been shortlisted for every major children’s literary prize in the UK, and JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA won the Gold Smarties Award in 2001.