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Jun 06 2016

The dog, Ray by Linda Coggin

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Hot Key Books, 2015. ISBN 9781471403194
(Years: 7-9) Bereavement. Grief. Reincarnation. Friendship. New beginnings. Homelessness. Family separation. Daisy is involved in a car crash with her father and dies as a consequence. When she reaches heaven she takes a wrong turn and is reincarnated as a dog with her old memories.
During her initial few months she copes with confusion and frustration as she tries to make contact with her parents who, obviously, do not recognise her. She meets a homeless boy, Pip, and they become friends and begin on a journey to find Pip's father.
It is a heart-warming story about love, loss, friendships and new beginnings.
The language is easy to read and sensitive in nature.
Wendy Rutten

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