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Alveridgea and the Legend of the Lonely Dog
   

Alveridgea and the Legend of the Lonely Dog (Hardback, Main)

By Clarke, Ivan
By Duval, Stu

Arthur Snout is the 'Lonely Dog' - an orphan hound growing up in Alveridgea, where cats and dogs live alongside each other, but on very different sides of the tracks. Then one night 'Lonely' hears his first notes of the twangy houndskiffle, and knows deep down that his destiny ca... read full description below.

ISBN 9781848873322
Barcode 9781848873322
Published 1 August 2012 by Atlantic Books
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781848873322
ISBN-10 1848873328
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Date 1 August 2012
International Publication Date 1 July 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Clarke, Ivan
By Duval, Stu
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 179mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 733g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 267695

Description of this Book

Arthur Snout is the 'Lonely Dog' - an orphan hound growing up in Alveridgea, where cats and dogs live alongside each other, but on very different sides of the tracks. Tucked inside an old boot and left on the steps of the Houndside orphanage, small (even for a pup), unhoundish, teased by the other houndlings because he keeps himself clean as a cat, Arthur doesn't look very special. Then one night 'Lonely' hears his first notes of the twangy houndskiffle, and knows deep down that his destiny can be discerned in that sweet mournful melody - But just as Lonely finally finds some soulmates, the other houndlings bundle him out of the orphanage in the dead of night, and leave him deep in Catside! On the long journey home that ensues, Lonely realises that an underdog is never alone if he has a song in his heart and a guitar in his paws. No-one - not the kitterlings in Catside, not the Juke Hounds of the Shipwood Mountains - has ever heard anything like the Lonely Dog. The sound that will make Alveridgean history - the sound of a small dog with a big heart and plenty of soul.

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Author's Bio

Ivan Clarke is a landscape painter and fine artist living in New Zealand. Alveridgea: The Legend of the Lonely Dog is inspired by Ivan's family pet dachshund Arthur Snout.

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