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Moon Dog: A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship

Jane Elson

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Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship between a lost boy, a daring girl and the dog next door - from an author celebrated for her honest, heartfelt and inclusive stories.

Marcus and Delilah couldn't be more different.

He is as big as she is tiny. As angry and lost as she is tremendous and brave.

But they share a dream: to own a dog of their own.

So when a mystery pup turns up in the empty house next door, Marcus can't believe his luck. He visits him every night and names him Moon Dog.

But it's soon clear that Moon Dog is in danger, and when Marcus and Delilah discover a dark secret it will test their bravery and their friendship.

Can they work together to save their dream dog?

From the much-loved author of A Room Full of Chocolate and How to Fly with Broken Wings. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and I, Cosmo.

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Praise for Moon Dog: A heart-warming animal tale of bravery and friendship

  • ... an engaging, and satisfying mystery ... Rich cultural backgrounds and a sense of place are also neatly embedded in the story, and this leads to a fully-rounded heartfelt book - Books for Keeps

  • 'a beautiful, captivating story of friendship, of overcoming hurdles, of being true to yourself, funny, honest, true, and authentic: a powerful warm book to love and treasure' - The School Librarian

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Jane Elson

After performing as an actress and comedy improviser, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. Her books have won many awards including Peters Book of the Year two years running. Her debut novel A Room Full of Chocolate was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award and she has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Jane is loud and proud about her dyslexia and when not writing likes to mentor Neurodiverse young people and promote the gift of alternative thinking. She was honoured to be named as one of the top 50 Neurodivergent Women by the platform Women Beyond the Box.


Jane is an advocate for charities close to her heart such as Nacoa and All Dogs Matter - whose dog shows she has lots of fun judging!

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