The Invisible Dog and Other Animal Stories

The Invisible Dog and Other Animal Stories

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Summary

Puffin presents eight six stories from master storyteller, Dick King-Smith.
This collection featuring one of Dick King-Smith's most famous stories The Invisible Dog.
The Invisible Dog is the story of a girl who tries to satisfy her yearning for a dog by introducing an imaginary Great Dane called Henry to the house. Her wish comes true and she is allowed a real Henry - but there's more than a hint that old Mrs Garrow, with her cackling laugh and black cat, may have been involved.
The other brilliant stories featured this collection are:The Clockwork mouse, King Max the Last, Noah's Brother, Daggie Dogfoot and The Excitement of Being Earnest
'Sparkling humour and wonderful characters are Dick King-Smith's trademarks' - Books for Your Children

About the author

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children’s books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry’s Mad, Noah’s Brother, The Queen’s Nose, Martin’s Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet’s Hare (winner of the Children’s Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children’s Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made an OBE for services to children’s literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight. Discover more about Dick King-Smith at: dickkingsmith.com
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