Jack the Runaway Terrier

By Gill McLean

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Small dog . . . Big adventure

“When the wind blows and the door opens wide,
He seizes the moment and scampers outside.”

A tale of adventure, love, and redemption about a mischievous dog who bites off more than he can chew.

About the Author

Gill McLean was brought up in rural Lancashire, England, and spent her childhood drawing, raising poultry, and exploring hills and streams. To this day, she maintains an interest in all things wiggly. Natural history became the basis upon which she developed her illustrations, which then led to creating characters for greeting cards and children’s books. From illustration, Gill fell into graphic design and spent some time working with Templar Publishing as an in-house designer, making every type of children’s book from pop-ups to classics. After years spent in the wilderness (Oxford,Cambridge, Guildford, and Melbourne, Australia), she finally returned to Northern England with her Yorkshire-born husband and two daughters, moving to Richmond in 2006. Gill has written, illustrated, and designed many children’s books for publishers such as Templar, Oxford University Press, QED, Parragon, and HarperCollins. Her books have also been featured on CBeebies (BBC).

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781631636981
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631636998
  • Reading Age: from 4 to 8 years
  • Interest Age: from 4 to 8 years
  • Hardcover dimensions: 10.75 x 9.625 in
  • Publication date: Apr 04, 2023
  • Rights/Sales territory: Antigua and Barbuda | Anguilla | Aruba | Barbados | Saint Barthélemy | Bermuda | Bahamas | Belize | Canada | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Guadeloupe | Guatemala | Honduras | Haiti | Jamaica | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Cayman Islands | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin (French part) | Martinique | Montserrat | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Puerto Rico | El Salvador | Turks and Caicos Islands | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Virgin Islands, British | Virgin Islands, US
  • Format: Hardcover | Ebook
  • Pages: 32
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
    JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life

Reviews of Jack the Runaway Terrier:

“Employing the many stages of an adventure—quest, drama, return—McLean crafts a brief tale of rolling emotions. Intriguing word choices and varied verses will hold readers’ attention.” —Kirkus Reviews

"An inviting read-aloud choice." —Booklist

“The rhyming text and dynamic, colorful illustrations pull readers along on Jack’s journey, inviting them to enjoy the return home as much as he does. Jack the Runaway Terrier is exciting, beautiful, and perfect for shared reading.” —The Children’s Book Review

“This title would work well in storytimes about dogs or adventure. The gentle rhythm of the text and dream-like illustrations also make this a great choice for a bedtime story.” —Children's Literature

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