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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Shadow Dog
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'The Shadow Dog is Anthony Hill's heart-felt tribute to his dog Sebastian ... a quite well-bred German short-haired pointer who suffered one terrible defect.

'He was black. And black is not permitted. So the breeders dumped Sebastian as a six-week-old puppy in a drain outside the Canberra pound...

'Sensitively illustrated with ink and wash drawings by Andrew McLean, another dog lover, The Shadow Dog is in part an elegy, as Anthony takes his dog on their last walk together ... through the gate and into the paddock where Sebastian used to chase tennis balls ... among the pine woods and up the track through the bush to the top of Dog Hill ... and down again.

'But it is also a song of joy known by everyone who has owned and loved a dog ... as Anthony remembers the pup coming home and being mothered by the old dog Sandy ... going to obedience school ... learning his manners ... chasing sticks and swimming in the lake ... becoming the family's devoted companion through nine years.'

Source: Author's website.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Dianne Beatty, Andrew Doran, and all who love dogs.
  • Epigraph: Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware of giving your heart to a dog to tear. - Rudyard Kipling, 'The Power of the Dog.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Haymarket, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Viking , 2003 .
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      Extent: 85p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0670041130

Works about this Work

[Review] The Shadow Dog Jacinta Perry , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 12 no. 2 2004; (p. 47)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
[Review] The Shadow Dog Joan Zahnleiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 48 no. 1 2004; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
Young Adults Owen Richardson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
A Unique Dog's Average Story Ian Warden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2003; (p. 8a)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
A Unique Dog's Average Story Ian Warden , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2003; (p. 8a)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
Young Adults Owen Richardson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
[Review] The Shadow Dog Joan Zahnleiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 48 no. 1 2004; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
[Review] The Shadow Dog Jacinta Perry , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 12 no. 2 2004; (p. 47)

— Review of The Shadow Dog Anthony Hill , 2003 single work novella
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