Flash the Sheep Dog

Kathleen Fidler

Price:
£3.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 19 Apr 2018

Quick Look

  • A much-loved story of finding a new home in the Scottish Borders by classic children's author Kathleen Fidler
  • Sheep dog puppy Flash helps orphan Tom adjust to his new life in rural Scotland. Tom is determined to make Flash a champion!
  • Flash the Sheep Dog has been loved by generations of children and remains an unrivalled portrait of rural Scotland

Sheep dog puppy Flash helps orphan Tom adjust to his new life in rural Scotland. Tom is determined to make Flash a champion! A classic story of friendship and acceptance by much-loved children's author Kathleen Fidler.

Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Illustrations:
12 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 10 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9781782505044
Publication date:
19 Apr 2018
Series:
Kelpies
Edition:
4th edition

Description

Orphan Tom has been sent to live in the Scottish Borders with an uncle and aunt he's never met.

But a remote sheep farm in Scotland is a different world from his home in London. Tom is lonely and struggles to fit in with strange new people and their odd ways, until his uncle gives him a sheep dog puppy called Flash.

Flash is loving, clever and brave and Tom is determined to make him the best sheepdog he can be -- perhaps even a champion! But when the day of the competition arrives Tom faces a difficult decision -- will he leave his new life, and Flash, behind?

In this true classic by much-loved children's author Kathleen Fidler, a young boy discovers friendship, acceptance and a new home in the Scottish Borders through his love for his best friend, Flash.

Adapted for the big screen in 1966, Flash the Sheepdog remains an unrivalled portrait of rural Scotland and is a story that has been loved by generations of children.

Reviews

'The technicalities of sheepdog training and the suspense of the trials are conveyed in an accessible and entertaining manner... The characters of his uncle and aunt are presented with warmth and humour and the rural setting is convincingly portrayed.'
-- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14

'Another home-grown story that will delight youngsters.'
-- Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph

'First published in 1965, an attractive new edition of this lively children's story will appeal to younger readers today.'
-- Scots Magazine

Author

Kathleen Fidler (1899-1980) was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children's Hour and Schools programmes. She had a long-standing affection for Scotland. The Fidler Award stands as a memorial to her deep interest in children and writers. She died in 1980.

Media

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