The Dog with Seven NamesISBN: 9780143787457 By: Dianne Wolfer
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd July 2018
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5
Winner of the Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year 2019 for the 8 to 10 Years Category
The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.
A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, but when Elsie finds, names and loves her, the pup becomes a cherished companion. Life is perfect - until War arrives.
With Japanese air raids moving closer, Elsie's family leaves the Pilbara for the south and safety. But the small dog has to stay behind. After travelling far from home with drovers and a flying doctor, she becomes a hospital dog and experiences the impact of war on north-western Australia. She witnesses wonderful and terrible things and gives courage to many different humans.
But through all her adventures and many names, the little dog remembers Elsie, who girl who loved her best of all. Will she ever find her again?