Black Dog Dream Dog

Black Dog Dream Dog
Age Group: 8-11
Series: Chapter Books
Illustrator: Millie Balance
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: October 2011
ISBN: 9781896580340


When Sam finds a big black dog in her backyard, she wants to keep him but can’t let her mother find out. Meanwhile, Stella wakes up in a strange room after having a stroke. She can’t move and she can’t talk, so how can she ask what happened to her dog? This is a story about a magical dog who changes Sam’s life in ways she never could have dreamed.


Winner of the Chocolate Lily Award 2012 *Nominated for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award 2012 *Selected as Best of 2012 by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre


“…a charming story for the 8+ range.” – The School Librarian journal

The engaging story is fuelled by love, concern, and the capacity to observe and act on observation. Black Dog, Dream Dog is a skilfully told, warm-hearted tale that will appeal strongly to all young dog lovers.” – Deakin Newsletter

“This book just took my breath away, and the ending – ohhhhhh the ending – it brought a good old tear to my eye. If this was a movie, I would give it a five-star rating because for a fact it literally played a movie in my head. Good job, Michelle Superle! You did it! Best book of my life!” Mia, 11 years old for the National Post

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