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"Jones sees clearly and writes effectively and the girl-and-dog story is a sure, and never sticky, heart-tugger." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A]mong the most rewarding novels available for readers of all ages." Publishers Weekly

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"Diana Wynne Jones has the uncanny ability to make her fantasies real and believable....It need only be said that [Dogsbody] is more than welcome back into print — and may its own reincarnation find it many new readers." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

This quick-paced, evocative tale has already achieved cult status among fantasy fans.

Synopsis:

Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his fiery temper, is outraged when he is falsely accused of murder and banished to Earth. There, he must live — and die — in the body of a dog unless he can retrieve a mysterious celestial weapon and thereby clear his name.

On Earth, Sirius is adopted by Kathleen, who has no idea that her beloved dog is anything more than an abandoned stray. With only dim memories of the star-world from which he has fallen, Sirius embarks on his mission. But his quest seems hopeless...until at last Sol, Moon, and Earth themselves come to his aid.

About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones was raised in the village of Thaxted, in Essex, England. She has been a compulsive storyteller for as long as she can remember enjoying most ardently those tales dealing with witches, hobgoblins, and the like. Ms. Jones lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, a professor of English at Bristol University. They have three sons and two granddaughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410380
Author:
Jones, Diana Wynne
Publisher:
HarperTeen LANGUAGE: eng
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.78x4.30x.76 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 272 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064410380 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jones sees clearly and writes effectively and the girl-and-dog story is a sure, and never sticky, heart-tugger."
"Review" by , "[A]mong the most rewarding novels available for readers of all ages."
"Review" by , "Diana Wynne Jones has the uncanny ability to make her fantasies real and believable....It need only be said that [Dogsbody] is more than welcome back into print — and may its own reincarnation find it many new readers."
"Synopsis" by , This quick-paced, evocative tale has already achieved cult status among fantasy fans.
"Synopsis" by , Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his fiery temper, is outraged when he is falsely accused of murder and banished to Earth. There, he must live — and die — in the body of a dog unless he can retrieve a mysterious celestial weapon and thereby clear his name.

On Earth, Sirius is adopted by Kathleen, who has no idea that her beloved dog is anything more than an abandoned stray. With only dim memories of the star-world from which he has fallen, Sirius embarks on his mission. But his quest seems hopeless...until at last Sol, Moon, and Earth themselves come to his aid.

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