One Dog and His Boy

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Scholastic, Incorporated, Mar 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 282 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

Eva Ibbotson is perhaps better known for her humorous and inventive stories about ghosts and ogres, witches and magic. In this book all her characters are humans or dogs. There is no "wizard-type ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sita Maria - Goodreads

This is a story about a boy who really wants a dog however his rich parents do not want to give him one as they think the dog will ruin their expensive home. His parents find out about a pet renting ... Read full review

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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.

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