Good Boy

Paperback

A powerful and unsettling novella from the multi-award-winning Mal Peet, with stunning full-colour illustrations from Kate Greenaway-longlisted Emma Shoard.

Sandie has been battling it since childhood: the hulking, snarling black dog of her nightmares. For years, her precious pet dog Rabbie has kept the monster at bay, but when he is no longer there to protect her, the black dog reappears to stalk Sandie in her sleep … Illuminating the undeniable power of Mal Peet's pared-back prose, Good Boy is an evocative examination of fear and anxiety that will leave you guessing long after its final page. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 14+

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-78112-852-7

Interest age

13+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-03-2019

Format

Paperback

Pages

88 pages

Dimensions

146x200mm

Author

Mal Peet, Illustrated by Emma Shoard

Mal Peet was a multi-award-winning novelist best known for his young adult fiction, including Keeper, Tamar, and Life: An Unexploded Diagram. His novels were nominated for and won several awards including the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. In 2017 his final novel Beck was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Mal passed away in 2015.||Emma Shoard is an illustrator and printmaker who graduated in 2011 from Kingston University’s Illustration & Animation course. She also works part-time as a bookseller for Daunt Books. Emma has twice been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her work on Siobhan Dowd’s The Pavee and the Buffer Girl and Mal Peet’s The Family Tree.

Product Description

A powerful and unsettling novella from the multi-award-winning Mal Peet, with stunning full-colour illustrations from Kate Greenaway-longlisted Emma Shoard.

Sandie has been battling it since childhood: the hulking, snarling black dog of her nightmares. For years, her precious pet dog Rabbie has kept the monster at bay, but when he is no longer there to protect her, the black dog reappears to stalk Sandie in her sleep … Illuminating the undeniable power of Mal Peet's pared-back prose, Good Boy is an evocative examination of fear and anxiety that will leave you guessing long after its final page. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 14+

ISBN

978-1-78112-852-7

Interest age

13+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-03-2019

Format

Paperback

Pages

88 pages

Dimensions

146x200mm

Product Description

A powerful and unsettling novella from the multi-award-winning Mal Peet, with stunning full-colour illustrations from Kate Greenaway-longlisted Emma Shoard.

Sandie has been battling it since childhood: the hulking, snarling black dog of her nightmares. For years, her precious pet dog Rabbie has kept the monster at bay, but when he is no longer there to protect her, the black dog reappears to stalk Sandie in her sleep … Illuminating the undeniable power of Mal Peet's pared-back prose, Good Boy is an evocative examination of fear and anxiety that will leave you guessing long after its final page. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 14+

Author

Mal Peet, Illustrated by Emma Shoard

Mal Peet was a multi-award-winning novelist best known for his young adult fiction, including Keeper, Tamar, and Life: An Unexploded Diagram. His novels were nominated for and won several awards including the Carnegie Medal, the Branford Boase Award, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. In 2017 his final novel Beck was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Mal passed away in 2015.||Emma Shoard is an illustrator and printmaker who graduated in 2011 from Kingston University’s Illustration & Animation course. She also works part-time as a bookseller for Daunt Books. Emma has twice been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her work on Siobhan Dowd’s The Pavee and the Buffer Girl and Mal Peet’s The Family Tree.