Dog Lost
Ingrid Lee
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UK Price: £5.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 7+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-905294-75-6
Publication date: January 2008
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Cash is the puppy nobody wants. A pit bull. A dog lost.

A shivering wet bundle, Cash arrives in the life of 12 year-old Mackenzie. And from that moment boy and dog share a love neither has ever known before.

But when Cash is kicked out by Mackenzie’s father, she finds herself lost and alone in a cruel world. Will she ever find her boy again?

A beautifully written, classic animal story from the hugely-talented Ingrid Lee. Truly child-centred, this is an exciting yet poignant tale of love and loss as seen through the eyes of a dog and a 12 year-old boy.


'A tough book, a tender book and one I shan't forget.'
Michael Morpurgo

The boot of the car smelled of old oil and stale beer.

Cash cowered behind the spare tyre. She was scared, scared by the noise of the engine and the lurching of the car. After the dark of the boot, the glare of the street lights blinded her. James O’Rourke was still in a rage. He swung Cash

"A couple of years ago, when the cry to ban pit bulls hit my home province of Ontario, I came home to just such a dog, standing there in my front hall, legs braced and staring me down, a low growl in her throat. 

"Dog," I said firmly.  "This is my house."

She sat down then and lifted her paw.  I swear.

I didn’t want a pit bull in the house.  But my son asked me to give the dog a chance.  She needed a new home.  I argued.  I said she had to go.  So of course now the dog's an important member of the family.  Listening to my son's logical responses to the political rants against the breed, I decided that the dog was even more than that.  She was the topic of my next book."

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