Ten-year-old Robin Brogan is determined to keep the dog he finds abandoned on the beach from being impounded by the police.
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Edition description:||1st U.S. ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.62(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of The Skylarks’ War (which was a Boston Globe Best Book, and received three starred reviews), Binny Bewitched (which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and received two starred reviews), Binny in Secret (which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short (which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Saffy’s Angel, Indigo’s Star, Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After, Forever Rose, and Caddy’s World. She is also the author of Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at HilaryMcKay.co.uk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a fun story, and I especially enjoyed the relationship between Robin and his mother. There were some excellent characters - Dan the bully who wasn't so bad, the all of the chaos-causing Robinson kids. But the story focus shifted around suddenly from Robin's fear of dogs, and then his wish to keep his stray Dog Friday, Robin mother trying to keep customers at her B+B, the Robinson kids trying to entertain themselves, and Sun Dance trying dealing with his bully. That is a lot of action for such a short book, and each storyline could have been a book on its own. I felt a bit frantic whipping from one plot to another.Of the three covers LibraryThing shows, my favourite is the one on my book, by Gail Piazza. For some reason the soft, very realistic image grabbed me, and pulled this book to the top of my pile. It reminds me of a common cover style from when I was much younger.
My 11 year old daughter Isabelle runs as soon as you even suggest she read a book...but this is one she discovered on her own and absolutely LOVES! Shes read it over and over. Ive had the library tell me she needs to stop taking it out because no one else gets a chance to borrow it. Ive returned it today to them and bought her her very own copy. I KNOW its one she'll read again and cherish as a favorite book always.
This book is a fun filled heart-warming and entertaining book that you will remember forever. Ever sense Robin was attacked by a dog, he has gained an overwhelming fear of dogs. Robin gains new friends and gets into a little mischief throughout the book. I was able to relate to Robin because I want a dog too....so now I know how he feels about wanting a dog. I'd recommend this book to anybody who loves or wants or has a dog.
I am a 6th grade teacher and I shared this book with my students. They loved it! A beautiful tale of a boy and the love of a dog. My special needs students especially loved the story. One of the characters has many problems and is different from the other children. They could relate! I highly recommend this book!