by Mal Peet
illustrated by Emma Shoard
Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: Teen
“There are many writers who can take you inside a nightmare. It takes Mal Peet to show you the way back out.” – Frank Cottrell Boyce on Good Boy
A sinister black dog stalks Sandie Callan in her sleep. Its glinting eyes and low blood-curdling growl leave her terrified. Only her precious pet mongrel Rabbie can keep
the monster at bay. But when Rabbie is no longer there to protect her, Sandie’s worst nightmare returns …
A powerful and truly unnerving novella by the much-missed Mal Peet, brought to life with evocative illustrations by Kate Greenaway-longlisted artist Emma Shoard.
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8, and is aimed at readers aged 14 and above.
AR Level – 4
Read the first chapter of Good Boy below: