One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
7 word review: Hal’s destined to be with his dog.
Adventure, realistic fiction. Stand-alone novel. Share with ages 7-10.
All Hal wants is a dog. His mother, though, is adamant: no dog will ruin her perfect, expensive, immaculate house. Until on Hal’s 10th birthday when the impossible happens: Hal gets a dog. The catch? It’s his for a weekend…and Hal doesn’t know that he has to give the dog back. The unbreakable bond of boy and dog are tested when his little Fleck is returned to the rental pet shop and Hal is determined to get him back. A fast-paced story filled with adventure and hope and dogs…many dogs.