Set in a dogs' home, GOING HOME is a beautiful and heart warming story for younger fans of the incredible journey from Award Winning author Cliff McNish.

At the Happy Paws Rescue Centre, every pet dreams of one thing: going home. But Ralph, Mitch, Bessie and Fred are the no-hopers: dogs so difficult or troublesome they aren't expected to ever go home. Ralph's face is scarred. Bessie can't stand to be touched. Mitch can't stop chasing cats and Fred... has just given up. Who'd want to adopt any of them instead of a cute little puppy?
But when Happy Paws reviews its policy of never putting an unwanted pet down, time starts running out for the dogs. Can they prove that they're worth a second chance? Will there be hope for the no-hopers after all?

Going Home is a fresh "buddy movie" told with smart repartee about a bunch of no-hopers in a dogs home who still deserve a chance (Nicolette Jones Sunday Times)

Dog books can easily be formulaic and twee, but Going Home is a fresh 'buddy movie' told with smart repartee. (Nicolette Jones Sunday Times.)

Makes you laugh and some of it makes you cry ... I think it's an amazing story. (The Guardian Online)

Any young kid who loves dogs will adore this tale and immediately want to visit the nearest rescue centre. (Sam Hawksmoor Hack Writers)

By turns funny and touching, this story is a must for all dog lovers. (BookTrust)

The depiction of the dedicated staff and animals, whose story he humaises to a brilliant degree, is nothing short of masterly. A lovely story, lovingly told and realised. (Books Monthly)

Heart-warming ... a perfect read for animal lovers. (Dogs Trust)

McNish weaves a magical tale of hope, disappointment, love, loyalty and friendship - all in a wonderful read that'll keep you captivated from start to finish. (Dogs Monthly)

This book is a must for animal lovers. An amusing and heart warming take on the stories behind unwanted pets. (Brenda Heathcote THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL)

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Cliff McNish's Going Home

Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: Going Home
Author(s): Cliff McNish
ISBN: 1-60684-657-4 / 978-1-60684-657-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Going Home
Author(s): Cliff McNish
ISBN: 1-4440-0629-0 / 978-1-4440-0629-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Going Home: Every Dog has a Dream
Author(s): Cliff McNish
ISBN: 0-9955821-1-4 / 978-0-9955821-1-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doomspell Books
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going Home
Author(s): Cliff McNish
ISBN: 1-4440-1100-6 / 978-1-4440-1100-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Going Home: Every Dog has a Dream
Author(s): Cliff McNish
Publisher: Doomspell Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA