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Eva Ibbotson's final masterpiece, a tale of a boy and dog who were meant to be together.

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. "Never!" cries his mother. "Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor." But on the morning of Hal's 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He's allowed to choose a dog at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he's found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned. When Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together they'll have to run away. . . . From the renowned Eva Ibbotson comes a tale laced with humor and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published on January 28, 2014 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545484413
ISBN-13: 9780545484411
5 Book Reviews
  • lunae
    Luna Eabout 1 month55 starsFeatured
    Al Hal ever wanted was a dog but his spoiled and selfish mother won't let him. One day on his tenth birthday his father lets him get a dog from Easy Pets, a rent a dog agency [his parents keep this truth from him] a mongrel and a boy look into each others eyes and Hal knows that he has found his best friend for life. But when Hal goes to the dentist everything changed, their nanny [though she has a good heart for dogs] is sent to return the dog back to Easy Pets. Read more to find out! I recommend this book to ages 4 and 8! I liked the how even though his mother and father has done all the things, Hal still manages to forgive his parents! This turned into a happy ending for a boy and his dog.
    • dragonpizza101
      dragonpizza101over 5 years55 stars
      so good
      • izzyp
        izzypabout 8 years33 stars
        One Dog and His Boy is by:Eva Ibbotson.It is realistic fiction and it has a lot of sadness and selfish parents. It is about a boy named Hal who has always wanted a dog from his birthday 5 years ago. Hal's Mother will never let him have a dog. Will he get a dog and what will happen? Find out.
        • midget38
          midget38almost 9 years55 stars
          no way to explain luv it READ IT READ IT READ IT!!!! everyone has to read it do it now
          • ale12
            ale12over 9 years55 stars
            a good book you sould follow it, it is called one dog and his boy