A fiercely original verse novel for middle-grade readers
and beyond from Zana Fraillon, the Carnegie Award-shortlisted
author of The Bone Sparrow.
'Tender and gritty' THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'Beautifully written ... ambitious and absorbing' BOOKS
Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor.
Scruffity is born into a harsh, grey world. What he yearns for
most is Family. But no one wants him. Just as his chances of adoption
grow thin, Scruffity is set free by a boy as unwanted as he
He learns how to run, to dig, to howl and, biggest of all, to
love. But then tragedy strikes ...
How does a dog find his way home when he never had one to begin
A heartfelt, wondefully written and totally compelling
story of love and belonging
Told through the eyes of a young pup, Scruffity, who
will tug at your heartstrings
Themes of friendship, loss and hope are woven through
a gripping narrative
Stunning illustrations by Sean Buckingham