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In a nutshell: satisfying and exciting story of a rescue dog’s life | In this short novel, children get a dog’s eye view of the world as the story is narrated by rescue dog Ellie, from first days as a puppy through her special training to her career finding missing people - those who have got lost, one who has been kidnapped, and most dramatically one she saves after an earthquake. It makes for a fascinating story and Ellie’s voice is completely convincing: we understand, though she doesn’t, why her first owner Jakob cries at his wife’s grave; she makes us feel her contempt for cats! An excellent animal story this will thoroughly appeal to readers of classics such as The Incredible Journey as well as more recent stories such as Shadow by Michael Morpurgo. ~ Andrea Reece
From W. Bruce Cameron, author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!
From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do. But Ellie must do more. Her handlers - widowed Jakob, lonely Maya - need her too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Author:||W. Bruce Cameron|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
|Topics:||Animal Stories, Family / Home Stories, Books vs Films|
W. Bruce Cameron is The New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey and A Dog for Christmas. He lives in California.More About W. Bruce Cameron