One Dog and His Boy
★ Nominated for the Children's Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards
UK Marion Lloyd Books (May 2011, 288 pages)
US Scholastic Inc
Eva Ibbotson's final book, One Dog and His Boy, is a true canine classic.
All Hal has ever wanted is a dog. His wealthy parents refuse to consider one until they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away.
Joined by a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets, Hal and Fleck set forth on a quest to find their own perfect place - somewhere they can be together for always.