By Ivan Clarke & Stu Duval. 300 pages. Hardback.
Suitable for 12 + to Adults
Price: $ 65.00
AN EXPANDED GIFT EDITION, INCL 20 PAGES OF STUNNING COLOUR PLATES AND BRAND NEW CHAPTERS & ILLUSTRATIONS! The new edition has a special foreword by Sir Richard Taylor.
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The beautifully illustrated and irresistible tale of the 'Lonely Dog' - an orphan hound growing up in Alveridgea, where cats and dogs live alongside each other, but on very different sides of the tracks.
Arthur Snout is found abandoned as a houndling on the steps of the Houndside orphanage. Small, unhoundish and a loner, he is bullied by the other orphan houndlings because he is 'all snout and ears', and their nickname 'Lonely' soon sticks. But although Lonely doesn't look very special, he has a special gift, a gift for music that crosses boundaries, styles - even species - one that might finally bring harmony to Alveridgea. On one darkling night on Revellers Green, Lonely hears his first notes of the houndskiffle and working-hound blues and senses deep down that his destiny is written in their sweet mournful melodies ...
“...storyteller Stu Duval's spellbinding narrative means this novel is destined for the same legendary status. It spans all reading levels from children to adults and will leave you grasping for superlatives. Children will love the action and adults, the subtle political and economic themes and, of course, the music.”
- Otago Daily Times
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