The Incredible Billy Wild
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When a greyhound turns up in Billy Wild’s shed, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. Can Billy save Dog and hundreds like her? For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Phil Earle. Imagine if I’d not gone to the shed that day. Or imagine if I’d called the police. Or, worst of all, imagine if I’d taken you back like I was supposed to. I’d still be Billy Weird. And you wouldn’t have a name at all…When Billy Wild’s teacher asks the class to write a letter to their god, Billy’s request is simple: Please send me a dog. So when he discovers a greyhound hiding in the shed, he decides someone must really be listening. With the help of his brothers, Billy sets out to hide her from Dad and Other Nan. But keeping a greyhound hidden is a hard task, and when Billy’s classmate Paris enters them all in a local talent show, the secret threatens to slip out. Billy takes a big, brave decision – one that he knows will get him into Big Trouble, but which might just save Dog and hundreds like her. A story about dogs, and love, and the power of words.
May 4th, 2017
AR book level: 5.2; Middle years plus; 7.0 points
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