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Flash the Sheep Dog

Kathleen Fidler


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 200 pages 12 b/w illustrations 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782504924 Publication date: 19th April 2018
Genre: Animals Ideal for ages: 8, 9 and 10 Classic Kelpies series
Flash the sheep dog is loyal, clever and brave. Before Flash arrived, orphan Tom was lonely and bored living on his uncle's sheep farm in the middle of nowhere. The Scottish Borders are a long way from his old life in London.

Tom thinks his best friend could be a sheep dog champion so together they train for the sheep dog trials. But on the day of the big competition Tom faces a difficult decision -- go to America, or stay with Flash?

A heart-warming story of friendship, acceptance and finding a place to call home from much-loved children's author Kathleen Fidler.


'The technicalities of sheepdog training and the suspense of the trials are conveyed in an accessible and entertaining manner... The characters of his uncle and aunt are presented with warmth and humour and the rural setting is convincingly portrayed.'
-- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14

'Another home-grown story that will delight youngsters.'
-- Greenock Telegraph

'First published in 1965, an attractive new edition of this lively children's story will appeal to younger readers today.'
-- Scots Magazine

Flash the Sheep Dog


Kathleen Fidler (1899-1980) was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children’s Hour and Schools programmes. The Kathleen Fidler Award helped launch the careers of many talented children’s authors in the1980s and 1990s.

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