A warm, uplifting story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music marks a first-time collaboration between two former Irish Children’s Laureates, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch.
Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember, and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a canine friend more than ever. Meanwhile, in his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of bad people. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an awesome boy — his boy. And maybe, when they find each other, Oz will learn to bark again. Illustrated in light charcoal by two-time Kate Greenaway Medalist P.J. Lynch, this heartwarming story by Eoin Colfer, internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, is certain to enchant.
Out September, 2019
144 pages approx.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This book is steeped in emotional and heart-breaking subject material. A story that could be reality in this day and age written in a fictional pretense. When you place a little puppy, mistreated and afraid; and, a small boy, lost and confused, together, you get a story that will twist your heart.
Words like heart-breaking, heart-warming, sad, happy-ending, and touching describe this book perfectly and the illustrations by award winner, P.J. Lynch, hand-drawn and expressive, completely compliment this Chapter Book reader for ages 7 to 10.
When you take an abused puppy and pair it up with a boy who really, really wants a dog for the right reasons, then you have a winning story full of hope, love and trust.
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2 thoughts on “THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK, by Eoin Colfer, Illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Candlewick Press”
oh my, that cover is just too sweet–and your review as well. very compelling.
Thank you! Yes, isn’t the cutest! This is such a heart-felt book. I recommend it to everyone!