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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781470367039
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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 tenth birthday, the unbelievable happens. He’s allowed to choose a puppy 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 and 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 her final novel, a tale laced with humor and full of heart, and stunning in its beauty and all things dog.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers who have grown to love Ibbotson’s bighearted heroes and larger-than-life adventure stories will relish this final novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ibbotson's final book is a story with the heart of Lassie and the satirical bite of Roald Dahl...Themes of loyalty, greed, devotion, and home are woven through a text that is as funny as it is satisfying.”

    Booklist

  • “Ibbotson's last novel is a mix of adventure, caricature and child-and-dog love, in which loyal friends, skuduggerous louts and obtuse adults all have a part. The comforting feeling that everything will turn out right is nicely mixed with the spice of humor.”

    Toronto Star

  • “A rousing, slightly surreal tale of rescue and redemption, this effort will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ratforcekids | 2/16/2014

    " A very special book billed with humor and heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 2/12/2014

    " I grabbed this books off of our shelves in the library's children's dept. on my way to my break, not expecting to finish the book, just looking for something simple to read while I ate. But this, the last book that Ibbotson wrote before she passed away after a long and prolific writing career, turned out to be a delightful and entertaining novel. This book which takes place in modern day London would be a fun introduction for American kids to a world that is at once familiar, yet charmingly different (complete with some very quirky adult characters) from the one in which they live. Highly recommend as a great book to read aloud with kids (aged 6 and up), especially in order to explain the occasional unfamiliar British terms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clay | 2/4/2014

    " I love Eva Ibbotson's books, and miss her terribly. This is a wonderful, old-fashioned, funny, heartwarming book with smart children about one of my favorite themes: Dogs Save The Day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MissHancock | 1/28/2014

    " A really nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Izzy | 1/26/2014

    " This book was an easy read. I didnt enjoy it as much as i thought i would. Even though it was an easy read some of it was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattyb | 1/19/2014

    " I love Eve Ibbotson's writing, and though I enjoyed this book, it wasn't my favorite of hers. If you want a happily-ever-after dog story, though, instead of a dog story where the dog dies, you should read this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael (Piper) | 1/6/2014

    " Very cute little book, I loved the illustrations of each dog. Very easy to read for any lover of dogs. Definitely for children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 1/5/2014

    " Parents beware, no one should come between a boy and his dog. A liitle predictable but readers will enjoy and root for the dogs as they escape and flee for Hal's loving grandparents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Librarian Miss Armstrong | 10/22/2013

    " This is a fabulous adventure story about a dog rental agency where the dogs seem every bit as real as the human characters. Eva Ibbotson is an amazing author who really lets you understand what the dogs must be thinking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tintaglia | 4/13/2013

    " Non una parola fuori posto. Un romanzo perfetto, divertente e commovente. Mrs. Ibbotson, grazie per quest'ultimo regalo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lian Tanner | 3/15/2013

    " An exquisite story for younger children, full of heart and humour and wonderful dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 3/13/2013

    " Class of 9/10 year olds enjoyed this book which was funny, heartwarming and well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurynne | 11/17/2012

    " Great last book from Ibbotson. What a great adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 9/8/2012

    " This was okay - very sweet and family-friendly. I'm just not much of an animal story person, especially when it comes to talking dogs. Also, the narrator of the audiobook sounded like a young Tim Curry completely bored out of his mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/9/2012

    " Another great one from Ibbotson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol C | 6/24/2012

    " Pure fun for dog-loving kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yasmin | 4/18/2012

    " An adorable book for kids who love dogs. "

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