The Dog Who Lost His Bark

By Eoin Colfer

Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

A warm, uplifting story for young readers about a boy and his dog and the power of music to heal; a first-time collaboration from two Irish Children’s Laureates.

Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for a long as he can remember – and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a buddy more than ever. In his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of BAD PEOPLE. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an AWESOME BOY – his BOY. Maybe when they find each other he will learn to BARK again...

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406386622
  • Published: 01 Aug 2019
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 203 x 152 mm
  • Pages: 144

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Customer reviews


'“The Dog Who Lost His Bark is in a league above other familiar animal-themed series.”' The Sunday Times

'“[a] heart-warming and enchanting story.”' Irish Examiner

'“[…] full of expression.”' The Irish Independent

'A memorable, gentle, moving book, this one is an instant classic that you will keep forever. I can't recommend it highly enough' Fallen Star Stories

'“A final line to note the quite remarkable illustrations of P J Lynch. Honoured with many prestigious awards, this book hold yet further examples of P J's ability to capture the nuance of complex emotions in both humans and their canine companion.”' Armadillo

'“[…] a lovely depiction of the wonderful bond between a boy and a dog […]”' Carousel

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