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Digger and Me

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Where do I feel at home?
When I’m sitting with my dog, Digger.

James splits his life between his mum’s and his dad’s houses. It’s far from perfect. Especially now Dad doesn’t have time for bike rides with him any more and Mum’s always with her new boyfriend. The constant is Digger, his dog and best friend. He’s the glue that holds the two halves of James’s life together.

So when James finds a lump on Digger’s leg, everything changes. Digger is the one he can talk to about anything. But when it’s Digger he needs to talk about, where can he turn?

A touching story about family, friendship and finding your voice, for readers of Jacqueline Wilson, Lisa Thompson and I, COSMO.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A simply perfect book about a boy and his dog navigating a painfully well-observed imperfect situation… Funny and warm and ultimately leaves a glow." - Perdita Cargill

"The story of a young boy who navigates his way through the tricky territory of family changes and new relationships with his beloved pet dog. A masterpiece in observation. Tender, humorous, important." - Rachel Delahaye

"A truly lovely book. My heart is thoroughly warmed!" - Sharon Gosling

"A story full of humanity." - Cath Howe

"A gorgeous uplifting story about dogs, step-families and how they come in all shapes and sizes, and the difference a great teacher can make." - Rhian Ivory

"A wonderful tale, told with heart, hope and a shiny wet nose." - Gill Lewis

"A really special book." - Hilary McKay

"Funny, touching and deeply true, it's a story about the 'red thread' that binds a family together through illness and change, and the love of a dog." - Sinéad O’Hart

"Warm, funny, kind, heartbreaking in places, but most of all just so vivid. It'll stay with me for ages!" - Nicola Penfold

"Heartbreakingly brilliant! Warm, funny, sad, tender, with poetry that punches your heart." - Tamsin Winter

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