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A dog called Homeless

A dog called Homeless

Lean, Sarah; Blythe, Gary

When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking - what's the point if no one is listening? The only other living soul who sees Cally's mum is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mum appears

Paperback, Book. English. General. Children's stories. Fiction 9+.
Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2012
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Available at Chipping Barnet.

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Sarah Lean ; illustrated by Gary Blythe
ISBN: 000745502X, 0007455038, 9780007455027, 9780007455034
Physical Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Bereavement Psychological aspects Juvenile fiction.

Author note

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.

Description

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to.

Cally Fisher saw her mum bright and real and alive. But no one believes her, so Cally's stopped talking.

A mysterious wolfhound always seems to be there when her mum appears and now he's started following her everywhere. But how can Cally convince anyone that Mum is still with them, or persuade Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?

An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent. Includes beautiful inside artwork from hugely talented illustrator, Gary Blythe.

Reviews

"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'