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Aug 2, 2016


Colin Thompson
ABC Books [HarperCollins]
ISBN: 9780733332852
RRP: $24.99

The lives of dogs 18.02.16

Stanley is a family pet, though there’s not much to the family – just Gerald, his beloved Human, and Gerald’s mum. They live in a fairly empty house, but it’s not empty of love. One day Stanley is playing ball with Gerald in the park, with his beloved red ball. A wiry little intruder grabs the ball; she won’t give it back and runs away. The next day there’s a knock on the door; a knock that changes Stanley’s life, and shy Gerald’s life, and his Mum’s life - forever. Contrasting, almost discordant, colours give an edge of something waiting to be grasped and run with. This is not really a pet dog story, it’s a love story.