Dear Hound

Alfie the deerhound is a big grey puppy. He loves cheese, digging holes – and his boy, Charlie. But now poor Alfie has got lost, and he’s scared. Scared of thunderstorms and being hungry, and never seeing Charlie again… Meanwhile, Charlie doesn’t know what to do, but one thing’s for sure: he’ll never stop looking for his dear hound. As the weeks pass, Alfie learns to live outdoors, raiding bins for food and making friends with foxes. But will he ever find his way back to Charlie – and his big squashy beanbag in the kitchen? A heartwarming new story of being lost and being found from the much-loved creator of The Worst Witch and The Large Family.

“A wonderfully written and illustrated book.” The Scotsman

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    This book is a magnificent, tail-wagging and heart-warming tale of a dog named Alfie on his adventure home. It’s a must read book!

    6 January 2017

  • This book made me very emotional. But I still liked it and still do

    9 March 2014

  • I liked this a lot a couple of years ago, 3.5/5

    8 March 2013

  • I loved this book soooo much, Jill murphy defiantly did an amazing job writing this!!! This book is for anyone who likes an animal or a sad book. This book is very sad and will defiantly leave you in tears without doubt, it will also leave u at the edge of your seat wanting to read on!!! Xx

    11 January 2013

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    jill murphy books are so good

    29 September 2012

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    Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy is the author of the Worst Witch and Large Family books.


    Jill Murphy won the Nestle Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize for The Last Noo Noo.

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