The Drover's Dogs

By Susan Price

Historical fiction | Paperback, eBook


"I don’t think those dogs ever mistook me for their master… I think they knew exactly what I was — a little calf, lost from the herd. They knew that what they had to do was herd me along, and watch over me, until they brought me somewhere safe." It’s a long way home across Scotland’s mountains and lochs. Sandy’s mother, desperate for money, ‘bonds’ ten-year-old Sandy to a wealthy farmer, who beats him. Sandy runs home and is heart-broken when his mother makes him return. So he runs away. Alone, on the road, he longs for a loving home. He meets two friends: drover dogs, making their way home, by themselves, to a distant croft. Sandy decides to follow the dogs to wherever they belong, dreaming there will be a place by the fire for him too… But when the dogs reach home, will Sandy be left outside, alone again?



Susan Price won her first publishing contract when she was 16. Since then she’s published over 60 books and won the prestigious Carnegie medal, for ‘The Ghost Drum’ besides The Guardian Prize for ‘The Sterkarm Handshake.’ She has written for every age group, from toddlers to adults. In 2011, she was one of the first in the UK to self-publish and is a founder member of the Authors Electric Blog. She is now a ‘hybrid author.’



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