The Way of Dog

  • Zana Fraillon
  • Paperback
  • University of Queensland Press
  • 03/05/2022
  • ISBN: 9780702265563

RRP: $13.59 (Inc. GST)



2023 CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist: Younger Readers

A powerful, inventive, sweet and deeply moving novel from the bestselling author of The Bone Sparrow

Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor.

Scruffity is born into the harsh, grey world of a puppy farm. Taken from his mamma and locked in a concrete cage, what he yearns for most is Family. To belong is The Way of Dog. But no one wants him.

Just as his chances of adoption grow dangerously thin, Scruffity is set free by a boy as unwanted and lonely as he is.

Outside, Scruffity learns all about The Way of Dog – it is to run, to dig, to howl and, biggest of all, to love. But when tragedy strikes, Scruffity is suddenly all alone.

How does a dog find his way home when he never had one to begin with?

Ages 7+

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