A Girl Called Dog
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Dog has a miserable life trapped in Uncle’s pet shop, treated as a slave despite being a mute little girl. She only feels happy alone at night with the animals, especially Esme the coati and a new arrival, Carlos, the articulate, noisy macaw. So when a nasty customer decides to buy Esme, the three friends run away. Stowaways on a boat to South America, they survive a knife-wielding criminal, flesh-eating rats, a terrible storm and an unscrupulous ferryman to reach the Amazonian jungle, where Dog finds her true home.
Threatening, scary, moving and exciting, this adventure story tackles the serious subject of child abduction with a light touch. It shows that love and friendship can withstand all kinds of dangers.