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Bob the Railway Dog

The True Story of an Adventurous Dog

Corinne Fenton, Andrew Mclean (Illustrator)


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Discover the true story of a wandering dog who had adventure in his heart and the rattling of rails in his soul.

In the early days of the Australian railroad, when shiny new tracks opened the country up to new lands and new people, there was one courageous dog who was part of it all. Everyone knew him. He was Bob the Railway Dog. Based on a real dog who rode the rails in the late nineteenth century, Bob the Railway Dog is a celebration of discovery and companionship for those who dream of the hustle and bustle of a life filled with adventure.

Praise For Bob the Railway Dog: The True Story of an Adventurous Dog

A sense of bustle and adventure infuses Andrew McLean’s delicate, watercolor-washed illustrations for “Bob the Railway Dog.”
—The Wall Street Journal

The engaging text and the intricacy of the pictures make this book ideal for solo or one-on-one reading. An interesting way to share a lesser-known story from history with young readers.
—School Library Journal

Candlewick, 9780763680978, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

About the Author

Corinne Fenton is the author of numerous books for children, including Queenie: One Elephant’s Story, illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

Andrew McLean is a three-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. Bob the Railway Dog is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives in Victoria, Australia.