One Dog and His Boy

By IBBOTSON, Eva

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ISBN
978-0-545-35196-6
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3–6—In this—her last book—Ibbotson maintained her flair for characterization, madcap action, and a rollicking plotline. Hal has wanted a dog for as long as he can remember, but his status-hungry mother is more concerned with the pristine interior decoration of her home than the happiness of her son. His father is never home from work long enough to exert any sort of influence over the household. To Hal's delight, his father (having forgotten about his birthday) agrees to let him choos...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2012

This (sadly) last of the late Ibbotson’s novels follows a classic formula. Boy gets dog, boy loses dog; that boy and dog will be reunited is never in doubt. After years of expensive and uninteresting presents, Hal’s parents finally give in to his greatest wish and get him a dog for his birthday. What they don’t tell him is that Fleck is only a rental, due back at the Easy Pets Dog Ag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Hal's parents get him a dog for his birthday, but Fleck is only a rental, due back at the Easy Pets Dog Agency when the weekend ends. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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