DETAILS: Girl with a White Dog is the story of Jessie, who desperately wishes for a dog. But when her gran gets a white Alsatian puppy, a mystery starts to unfold. At school Jessie is studying the Nazis’ rise to power, and she starts to make connections, uncovering something long-buried, troubling and somehow linked to another girl, and another white dog . . .
Non Pratt, Commissioning editor at Catnip books, said: “Jessie’s voice is entirely authentic as a child on the cusp of realising how the world works. Anne’s passion for her characters and the themes that inspired her to write this book bubbles fiercely under the surface of a beautifully told story – one with the power to move me, and the sales team, to tears.”
The book will be published & sent in March 2014.
BIO: Anne Booth lives in a village in Kent with her husband, four teenage children, two dogs and three hens. She has worked as a bookseller, a university lecturer and in a residential care home.
She writes delightful picture books and compelling middle grade fiction about friends, families and the small but significant choices we all face every day.