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Dog (Paperback)

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Follow the adventures of a scruffy little stray known only as Dog in this funny and touching tale by celebrated French writer Daniel Pennac, translated by award-winning translator Sarah Adams. Nearly drowned at birth, left for dead on a rubbish tip and hounded by dog-catchers - Dog's puppyhood is tough. All alone in the world, he decides to find himself an owner, someone he can train and love. Eventually he meets Plum, possibly the mistress of his dreams - but human beings can be fickle, unpredictable creatures and Dog must undergo many more adventures before he finds his happy ending in this funny, touching and wise tale.

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9781406322743  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Daniel Pennac, novelist and thriller writer, is one of France's most celebrated authors. Widely regarded as a literary phenomenon, his books for both adults and children have been translated into over thirty languages and are read all over the world. Sarah Adams, a translator and journalist, was born in Brussels in 1970. She won the 2005 Marsh Award for Literature in Translation for Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac, and is currently promoting translation as a creative process in schools. Britta was born in Hamburg in Germany. After school, she moved to London to study illustration at St Martin's College of Art, followed by an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. She has taught at art colleges and has worked for some years as a web designer - but always returned to illustrating children's books and making images. Britta's pictures have been used in various contexts including publishing, murals for schools, advertising, editorial (including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and New Scientist) and exhibitions, which regularly take place in London galleries. Britta lives in Surrey with her husband and son.

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