One Dog and His Boy (Hardback)

All Hal ever wanted was a dog – but a dog would damage the expensive carpets in his parents’ glamorous home, and they won’t allow it. That’s until they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Fleck the terrier arrives on Hal’s birthday, and Hal is overjoyed. But when Hal discovers to his horror that his dog is about to be returned, he runs away… along with a bunch of pedigree hounds, all joyfully escaping from Easy Pets! Soon Hal and his dogs – including Otto the wise St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee – are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus and some orphanage children, can they race to freedom? Written in the timeless tradition of 101 Dalmations, this is a tail-wagging grand adventure that every dog-lover will adore.

Praise for Eva Ibbotson:

“Readers of classic children’s fiction will be familiar with the bliss that steals over one when a new Eva Ibbotson novel is published.” Amanda Craig, The Times

“Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted.” Michael Morpurgo

“This kind of fun will never fail to delight.” Philip Pullman

most of you loved this

Recent reviews

  • liked it

    I think this was an okay book.

    9 March 2013

  • loved it

    Omg this book is sooooooo good it’s very emotional.Hals parents trick him into thinking he’s getting a dog for his birthday but he only gets to keep it for a few days and they return it to easy pets dog rental anceny.Hal is devestated when he finds out his parents lied to himso he decides to look for fleck and go to his grandparents house…...

    6 March 2013

  • this is about a boy who gets look after a dog for a week.

    5 March 2013

  • loved it


    3 January 2013

  • loved it

    This is an ace book – very good and very emotional!

    6 March 2012

See all reviews

Who's reading this?


  • Photo of Eva Ibbotson

    Eva Ibbotson

    Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books including Journey to the River Sea.


    Eva has twice been awarded the Smarties Book Prize, for Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan, and was awarded the Independent Bookseller’s Book Prize for One Dog and His Boy in 2012.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2
  • Preview 3
  • Preview 4
  • Preview 5
  • Preview 6
  • Preview 7
  • Preview 8
  • Preview 9
  • Preview 10
  • Preview 11
  • Preview 12

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book