A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce

A Dog So Small  by Philippa Pearce  (Author)

Paperback:           256 pages

Age Range:           9 – 11 years

Publisher:              Puffin

A Puffin Book – stories that last a lifetime.

Puffin Modern Classics are under the logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting covers and fun-filled endnotes.

A Dog So Small  by Philippa Pearce’s is a poignant story of a young boy who longs for a pet dog.

Young Ben Blewitt is desperate for a dog. He’s picked out the biggest and best dogs from the books in the library – and he just knows he’s going to get one for his birthday. Ben is excited when the big day arrives, but he receives a picture of a dog instead of a real one! But the imagination can be a powerful thing, and when Ben puts his to work, his adventures really begin!

Philippa Pearce grew up in a millhouse near Cambridge and read English and history at Girton College. She was a scriptwriter-producer for the BBC, a children’s book editor and reviewer, a lecturer, a storyteller and freelance writer for radio and newspapers as well as writing some of the best-loved books of the 20th century. She won a Carnegie Medal for TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN and a Whitbread Prize for THE BATTLE OF BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. She died in December, 2006.

The Full list of “A Puffin  Book” – Modern Classics:

A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Annie by Thomas Meehan

Back Home by Michelle Magorian

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Moray Williams

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert O’Brien

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor

Smith by Kenny McKendry

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Stuart Little by E.B. White

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Watership Down by Richard Adams