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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 Crossle Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by MissHancock | 1/28/2014

    " A really nice read. "

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