- Hardcover: 184 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New impression edition (Aug. 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0001632132
- ISBN-13: 978-0001632134
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 12.2 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 856,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Shadow the Sheepdog Hardcover – 1 Aug 1976
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Top Customer Reviews
For any child that ever wanted to own their own puppy - this is the book. Shadow is an immensely loveable dog with a great personality that will win you over without fail.
Some of the other dogs on the farm are so memorable that even though it has been over 15 years since I last read this I can still remember them. Grumpy Bob, Rafe - they are all there. Blyton really does capture each character so clearly that you are never in any doubt as to what their characters are like.
And as with all Blyton tales, there is a fantastic sense of adventure to every chapter.
I later tracked down a much cheaper paperback copy on here so I could re-read it. This time I noticed a deeper meaning to the story. There is a big emphasis on loyalty, forgiving people for their wrongs, and then the person who has been forgiven learning their lesson.
The book has influenced my character and though I think my animal and in particular dog loving genes came from primarily my maternal side, the book solidified my idea to have a dog of my own. That's another thing none of my dogs are as clever or obedient as Shadow but well, that's another story. Long story cut short, I pestered my parents who finally gave me permission to have our own dog in 1990. Since then I have had 7 different dogs - each with his / her own character.
I would recommend this book quite highly for the kids as it makes them compassionate towards animals and lay the foundation of them becoming a good human.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed reading a book again that I enjoyed as a primary school pupilPublished 6 months ago by tobydog100
Bought this for my grandson . It was also the very first book I owned as a child , long long ago !Published 6 months ago by Mrs. Kate Ramsden
I read this to my children many years ago and they loved it. Over time it got lost and when I saw this one I bought it to read to my granddaughter. Read morePublished 8 months ago by e brown
One of my first ever favourite books. So good to reclaim a very distant past. Shot through with all kinds of cultural assumptions of its day but still one of the best children's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great story. I started reading this in primary school and moved to grammar school before I finished it. Pleased to now have my own copy.Published 16 months ago by Joules