Books

The Paw House

Megan Rix

Hamish's summer isn't going as planned.

First, his parents left him to go on a business trip to Japan, and now he's found himself stuck in the Scottish highlands with an aunt he's never met, a grumpy girl called Izzy, and a lot of animals.

He's never even stroked a dog - what on earth is he supposed to do here?

Before long Hamish finds himself taking the dogs for walks, adopting a piglet, even rescuing a tiny puppy in the dead of night.

But something's not right: Aunt Helen is worried about the future of the sanctuary, and with more animals in need arriving every day, something's got to be done before they lose their home forever.

With the help of some unexpected new friends, can Hamish save the animals and turn the fate of the Paw House around?

Emmeline and the Plucky Pup

Megan Rix

Meet the leader of the Suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a particularly plucky pup, during a momentous time in history!

Alfie can't believe his luck when he is allowed to keep a tiny puppy he finds abandoned on the street. Rascal is cute as a button and has lots of attitude, and Emmeline Pankhurst is thrilled that her ward Alfie has a new friend. Alfie and Rascal deliver messages between the Suffragettes as they organise their 'Votes for Women' campaign. But it's sometimes dangerous work, and it's not long before Alfie and Rascal find out the true cost of the fight.

Full of adventure, fascinating history and lovely animals, this is the perfect read for young fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo.

Winston and the Marmalade Cat

Megan Rix

Winston and the Marmalade Cat is the first in a brand-new series from award-winning author Megan Rix! Full of adventure, fascinating history and super-cute animals, this series is perfect for 6-8 year old readers and fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo.

Nine-year-old Harry is desperate for a pet of his own but working at the local animal rescue centre is the next best thing. One day, he's asked to take a very special birthday present to Chartwell, home of the famous Prime-Minister and animal-lover Winston Churchill. During his visit, Harry learns all about Winston's past and his much-loved pets. Will Harry get to meet Winston Churchill and will he ever get a pet of his very own?

The Great Fire Dogs

Megan Rix

London 1666 - A terrible plague has swept through the city and people live in fear of animals carrying the disease.

Woofer is a loveable stray who works in the palace kitchen and Tiger Lily is the pampered pet spaniel of King Charles II. They come from very different worlds but this hasn't stopped them becoming the best of friends and looking out for each other. When Woofer finds himself in trouble he has to escape the palace grounds and Tiger Lily isn't far behind him.

It's not long before a new danger emerges - a great fire is sweeping across London destroying everything in its path. Can these two brave dogs survive the blazing fire and make their way to safety?

Echo Come Home

Megan Rix

'I wish I had a dog . . . It could be a big dog or a little one. It could be any colour or breed. Just most of all I'd like a hearing dog.'

Eleven-year-old Jake is dreading his new school. No one understands how hard it is for him to make friends.

But then Jake meets Echo. Echo is a stray puppy, training to be a hearing dog. With Echo by his side, Jake's confidence grows.

But then something terrible happens and Jake and Echo are separated. Determined to find his way back to Jake, Echo sets out on the difficult journey home.


With a long road ahead and danger all around, have Jake and Echo lost each other forever??

The Runaways

Megan Rix

Two friends, fighting their way home . . .

SHANTI and her calf TARA are beautiful circus elephants.
HARVEY is the faithful old collie who leads the show.
In war they will perform their most death-defying trick yet.

When the First World War seizes Europe, Cullen's Circus is forced to close. The men are sent to fight and the animals are torn apart from their keepers, and each other. But while Shanti must help on a farm, it's little Tara who faces a far worse fate. . .

Separated too soon from her mother, Tara's life is in danger. Only old, brave Harvey can bring them back together. And so side-by-side, dog and elephant set out on an extraordinary journey across the English countryside - but can the unlikely friends find Shanti in time?

The Hero Pup

Megan Rix

The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix, bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier's Friend.

'For now Patch is just a Helper Pup,' Joe said. 'But one day . . .'
Eleven-year-old Joe is dreading his first Christmas without Dad.

But then Mum suggests they volunteer for Helper Dogs and train puppies to help people in need.
Joe has always wanted a dog and when he meets golden Labrador Patch he knows he's found him. With Joe's love and training, can Patch go from playful pupy to heroic helper - and mend Joe's broken heart along the way?

A classic-in-the-making, Megan Rix takes little-known true stories of animal heroes and turns them into must-have heartwarming stories for 8+ readers, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Lean.

'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Sunday Express

'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times

'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading

'A perfect story for animal lovers and lovers of adventure stories' Travelling Book Company

About the author:
Megan Rix is the recent winner of the Stockton and Shrewsbury Children's Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for numerous other children's book awards. She lives with her husband by a river in England. When she's not writing she can be found walking her two golden retrievers, Traffy and Bella, who are often in the river. www.meganrix.com

Also available by Megan Rix:
The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier's Friend

A Soldier's Friend

Megan Rix

SAMMY is a football crazy rescue puppy.
MOUSER is a fearless grey tabby.
Together they make an unlikely pair that won't be parted, not even by the First World War.

As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the trenches.

Boldly criss-crossing no-man's land they make new friends of every nationality - and reunite with old ones. But on the muddy front line, under fire and constantly in danger, will their friendship be enough to save them so they can return home together?

'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express

'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times

'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading


About the author:
Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella.

Also available by Megan Rix:
The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs and The Bomber Dog

www.meganrix.com

The Bomber Dog

Megan Rix

The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during the Second World War and becomes a heroic war dog.

Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Lauren St John.

GREY is just a puppy when he arrives at the War Dog Training school.
NATHAN, his trainer, is a brave young soldier.
WOLF is a war dog who's seen it all.

Grey and Nathan soon become inseparable. Until the day a parachute jump goes tragically wrong . . .

As the Second World War rages, Grey faces his most important mission yet: to find his best friend. With Wolf at his side, he must journey across France and behind enemy lines. His path is fraught with danger.

Can he reach Nathan before it's too late?

Praise for Megan Rix:

'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express

'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times

'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading


About the author:
Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella.

Also available by Megan Rix:
The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs.

www.meganrix.com

The Victory Dogs

Megan Rix

BARK and HOWL are two puppies, born on the London underground
SHEBA is an elderly one-eared cat
When the Blitz begins, how will they survive?

It's the start of the Second World War and Bark and Howl are lost in the dark maze of tunnels under London.

With Sheba's help, they learn how to survive. But when the bombs begin to fall, the puppies become separated.

As the attacks continue, Bark and Howl are frightened, but they know the tunnels so well - they're the only ones who can lead hundreds of trapped people out of danger. Will Bark and Howl find each other - and be victorious in leading Londoners to safety?

The Great Escape

Megan Rix

The Great Escape is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about three pets who are separately from their beloved owners in Second World War London, fleeing to the countryside to survive.

Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Lauren St John.

BUSTER is a lively Jack Russell
TIGER is a feisty white and ginger tom
ROSE is a faithful Collie

Robert and Lucy Edwards love their pets more than anything; but the threat of the Second World War forces them to flee to Devon - leaving their animals behind. And as the air raid sirens sound over London, the frightened animals are sent to be put down.

Buster, Tiger and Rose make a daring escape but with danger at every turn, can the trio make it across the country as it prepares for battle - and cheat death for the second time?

Praise for Megan Rix:

'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express

'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times

'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading

About the author:
Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella.

Also available by Megan Rix:
The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs.

www.meganrix.com

The Puppy that Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever

Megan Rix

The Puppy that Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever is Megan Rix's bestselling memoir.

When Megan and Ian got married, they wanted to start a family. But their desire to be parents ended up bringing one furry bundle of fun after another into their lives.

At the same time as embarking on difficult and traumatic fertility treatment, Megan and Ian became involved with a charity which provides helper dogs to people with disabilities. And into their home one day came Emma, a soft, sweet-natured puppy with whom they fell instantly in love.

However, after six months Emma had completed her training and was given to someone in need. To get over their broken hearts, Megan and Ian took in another pup: Freddy. And fell in love all over again . . . only for Freddy to move on too.

Megan and Ian didn't know if they could keep taking in these adorable puppies and giving them away later. It was getting too hard, too painful.

But then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along . . .

If you liked Marley and Me then The Puppy that Came for Christmas but Stayed Forever is for you. Megan Rix's heart-warming seasonal story will have everyone yearning for a bit of puppy love in their lives.


Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. She is a Sunday Times best-selling author, and her other books include The Great Escape, and a host of children's books written under the pen-name Ruth Symes.

Biography

Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day and key periods of history, including the First and Second World Wars, the Great Fire of London and the Suffragettes fight for women's right to vote. An animal lover and dog-trainer, Megan draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs Traffy, Bella and Freya, and many fascinating and extraordinary animal stories to engage her readers.