- Hardcover: 202 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (4 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780062122209
- ISBN-13: 978-0062122209
- ASIN: 0062122207
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,048,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Dog Called Homeless Hardcover – 4 Sep 2012
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“Heartbreakingly beautiful… I loved it.” Cathy Cassidy
“An exceptional debut… richly characterised” The Sunday Times
“Genuinely moving and beautifully written." The Bookseller
“A DOG CALLED HOMELESS is a tender story of heartache and hope, doubt and courage, silence and song. Sarah Lean's graceful, miraculous writing will have you weeping one moment and rejoicing the next. A luminous debut.” Katherine Applegate, author of ‘The One and Only Ivan’--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sarah Lean grew up in Wells, Somerset but now lives in Dorset with her husband, son and dog. She has worked as a page-planner for a newspaper, a stencil-maker and a gardener, amongst various other things. She gained a first class English degree and became a primary school teacher before returning to complete an MA in Creative and Critical Writing with University of Winchester.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The novel is narrated by Cally, who tells us in a statement preceding the first chapter that she hasn't spoken for 31 days. Her narration is pitch-perfect and gives us privileged access to all her thoughts and feelings, even as she's stopped sharing them with anyone else in her life. Poor Cally is mourning the loss of her mother a year ago, and struggling particularly with her father's awkward adult response of never talking about her. She sees a vision of her mother, but no-one believes her, and then the wonderful dog (a silver wolfhound, no less) enters her life. This dog, being huge, is not always welcomed by everyone else, and her teachers and her father particularly don't want it hanging around.
The plot moves along effectively, with all aspects of Cally's life - home, school, family, friends - explored and changed in the course of the novel.Read more ›
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As I bought this book for my granddaugher's birthday, I am unable to give a review. The only thing I can say is that my granddaughter is now reading the book & enjoying it very... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mrs S Hammond