Greyfriars Bobby: A Puppy's Tale

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Pub Date: 09/10/2019

Pages: 32

Trim: 11 x 10

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Kelpies

ISBN 13: 9781782505907

ISBN 10: 1782505903

Price: $11.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs

Greyfriars Bobby: A Puppy's Tale

By Michelle Sloan, Elena Bia

Price: $11.95



About the Book

The heart-warming tale of Greyfriar's Bobby, the loyal Skye terrier, is well-known and loved throughout Scotland and the world.

Bobby the lively wee puppy who lives in Edinburgh, has lots of friends – local policeman John Gray, the children at Heriot's School and an orphaned boy called Sandy – but he still longs for a home of his own.

One day, Bobby and Sandy catch a pickpocket and as a reward Sandy is given a new home, but the loyal pup can't go with him. Then Bobby remembers John Gray, the kindly constable. . .

This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and finding a home is perfect for visitors to Scotland. Historically detailed illustrations from Elena Bia bring life to a gripping story from author Michelle Sloan. Readers both young and old will be moved by the story of how Bobby became the world's most famous dog.

About the Book

For all dog-lovers, a heart-warming and original story about the origins of one of Scotland's best-loved characters.


Michelle Sloan was born and brought up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in sunny Broughty Ferry near Dundee, Scotland. She trained as a primary school teacher and has also studied drama and arts journalism. She is the author of The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee and This Bonny Baby, as well as the first book in the Animal Adventure Club series, The Baby Deer Rescue. Hannah George is a freelance illustrator living and working on the south coast of England. She creates her illustrations using a combination of watercolour, pencil, ink and digital process, in a fluid, dynamic way. She has illustrated several children's picture books, including the first book in the Animal Adventure Club series, The Baby Deer Rescue.Elena Bia is an artist and illustrator based in Turin, Italy, where she studied at both the Academy of Art and the International School of Comics. She has illustrated numerous projects and is a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts and Media in Novara, Italy.