Flash the Sheep Dog
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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 childrens 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.'
-- Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph
'First published in 1965, an attractive new edition of this lively children's story will appeal to younger readers today.'
-- Scots Magazine