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Spy Dog

Spy Dog [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Cope
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Lara, or GM451 as she is known by the government, is a highly trained special agent, bred by the British Secret Service for use on dangerous missions around the world. But her last mission went wrong and now she is being hunted down by an evil drugs baron, Mr Big. Lara must go undercover as a normal dog, 'choose' a family to look after her and await her retrieval by the Secret Service. But can she keep her true identity a secret? Can she thwart the plans of Mr Big? And can she bear to return to government service, after weeks of cosy domestic bliss? After an exciting struggle, Mr. Big is captured and Lara finds a way to stay with her family. But her spying days aren't over completely...

From the Author

I am keen to visit schools to talk about writing in general and Spy Dog in particular. I am more than happy to bring Lara (the dog in the story) so the children can compare the literary character with the real life mutt.

If your school would like to arrange a visit please contact me at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 881 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (4 Aug 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI97SE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,711 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andrew (most people call him Andy) was born in the same year that England won the world cup. He's Derby born and bred and is an avid follower of Derby County Football Club. Andy never actually set out to be a writer - he wasn't even particularly good at English at school. But he's a trier. And he loves learning.

Andy's writing caters for all ages. His writing began at the grand old age of 36 when his family adopted a mangy mutt from the RSPCA. Lara settled in to family life but Andy was astounded at her lack of intelligence. No tricks. No talent. Nothing! So he had a madcap idea that maybe she was just pretending to be stupid. Maybe she was a secret agent dog, under cover in his house, assuming the identity of a family pet. And 'Spy Dog' was born. Published by Puffin, the 'Spy Dog' and 'Spy Pups' books are now available all over the world. Andy has also written the 'Raccoon Rampage' series for Harper Collins. His 'Spy Dog' website is

Andy's real passion lies in a subject called 'Positive Psychology' which is, basically, the science of happiness and well-being. He's written 'The Art of Being Brilliant' and 'Being Brilliant' which are self-help books for grown-ups, and 'A Brilliant Life' & 'The Game of Life', the world's first positive psychology books for teenagers. Andy's also co-authored 'The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher'. To find out more about his work in this area, visit

Andy lives with his wife, children, 2 pet dogs, 2 pet pigs and a various assortment of guinea pigs, hamsters and fish. His ambition is to be able to surf, brilliantly!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spy Dog 30 Nov 2010
A Kid's Review
I am age 8 and i think that this book is perfect for 7-10 year olds who love mysteries and adventures in their books. This book has improved my imagination a lot and has got my head super-glued to it. At one stage it looks like it's gone boring and the mysteries fineshed, but then all of their solving helps nothing! It's just a brilliant book!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPY DOG ROCKS!!!!!! 11 April 2006
By A Customer
This fantastic book kept my 5 and 7 year olds completely enthralled. It is well written, and easy to read aloud, making the most reluctant reader desperate to find out what happens next. The humour is pitched at a level that children and adults can enjoy; a lovely book to share. We are looking forward VERY much to Spy Dog 2.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My class love this book! 5 Nov 2007
By E. Heckingbottom TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This is one of the few books that has got my weaker readers involved in reading - in fact, last year's class were virtually fighting over the series. Comments such as 'It's not fair. I finished Book 2 last week, and she's hardly started Book 3. Can you ask her to hurry up - or get another copy' were abounding once I had produced the books!

As far as I'm concerned - if a book can get a child interested in reading, it's well worth it!

Keep writing, please, Andrew Cope! My class long to read more of Lara'a adventures!

(Do you visit schools in Essex?)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spy Dog's amazing success 19 Sep 2005
By Willis
I may be a little biased as I feature in the last chapter, taking an emotional assembly when Sophie, Ben and Ollie are reunited with their pet dog BUT I have read this novel to two of my classes at school and they are enthralled by Andrew's skill at spinning a yarn.
He came into our school on Friday to introduce us to Lara, his real life spy dog, and the children were enraptured by his manner. They also loved Lara, a real mutt if ever I saw one!
A highly recommended read for middle juniors, especially reluctant boy readers.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Fun Adventure! 12 Nov 2006
By Sophie
Spy Dog is a really fun, action packed read. From the moment you open the first page you are plunged straight into the action. You soon get a wonderful picture of Lara, the Spy Dog, as her character unfolds. The story is filled with humour, even though it is an adventure and we even get to see Lara using the computer with her paws!

Lara's adventures at Spy School are really exciting and are very different to her new life, with a real family. Her adventures carry the reader through lots of feelings from sadness to happiness. She becomes a real heroine and there is a great ending.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, interesting and the storyline was clear to follow, making me want to turn each page, right to the very end. Can't wait to begin Spy Dog 2!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pesky mutt 25 Sep 2005
By debra
I really love spy dog. Lara is great as a superdog that goes undercover as a family pet. It made me want to read more. I have lent it to my brother and he loves Lara to
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Spy Dog 29 April 2010
A Kid's Review
I really liked this book, and could not put it down once I started reading it. I started to read it in the shop, and even though Mum and Dad told me not to, I kept reading while I was walking and nearly walked into a tree, I was so engrossed in the story! Even though I am a girl, I am very interested in spies, and I also love animals, so this was the perfect combination for me. I really liked the idea that a dog could be a spy, and hope that one day, my puppy is able to train to be a spy too! I found the story easy to follow, it held my interest and was exciting.

The reason I did not give this a five star rating was down to the problem I found with the way it was written in places. When Spy Dog was talking, it was sometimes in different type, but not always, which I found a bit confusing at times. Some of the sentences were put together in an awkward way, which made them difficult for me to read and then understand. It was as if the words had been put together in slightly the wrong order.

Overall I love this book and the rest in the series, and would recommend them to any children, boys or girls, who are around my age of 8.

(Posted on behalf of Amy Middlebrook, author of Amy's Moon)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MY SON LOVES IT ! 15 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have just ordered the other 2 spy dog books for my son - he loves this one - he read 39 pages right off last night - i had to go in and MAKE him put it down and turn the light off - LOL !!!!

(This is not the same son who is going to be a fire fighter by the way - i would be extremely worried if it were....)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Childs book
A good book for junior school children to read. Both my son and daughter enjoyed reading it and I have recommended it to others and this supplier as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book
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Published 7 months ago by Bass Line Junkie
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Published 7 months ago by Turner Sports
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
this is probably my favorite book since i love dogs and spys are awsome you should defintly get it of cousre its worth five stars
Published 8 months ago by will :p
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and fantastical dog
This is of a dog who is able to do what humans can do. Except actually talk, though she can use a computer, understand what is said to her, and is the heroine. Read more
Published 10 months ago by book_joy
5.0 out of 5 stars very different
This book took me by surprise, was on holiday when read it, started reading it & thought 'what on earth'!
But it's one of those books you have to keep reading to the end. Read more
Published 10 months ago by kaz
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
Nice book to read along with the children. Smiles all round, an easy read and funny. What could be better than having a spy dog in the family!
Published 11 months ago by Robert L Page
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
I would recommend this to people who like adventure
It has lots of cliff hangers but if you don't like long books then I would not read it
Published 12 months ago by stuart hance
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandaughters loves them
I have two Grandaughters 8yrs old both love these books and are well worth the money. Spy pups is a favourite also
Published 13 months ago by C. A. Armer
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