ISBN-13: 9781783446834

RRP: £6.99

Published: 1st March 2018

Length: 240 Pages

  • Paperback

A Dog Called Grk

What would you do if you found a dog in the street?
Would you return him to his owners?
Even if they were a thousand miles away – and in prison?

Tim finds a stray dog on the way home from school, but his parents refuse to let it into their house. He knows what he has to do. He catches a plane to Eastern Europe . . . Tim will have to break into a high-security prison, pilot a helicopter and make a nail-biting run for the border – all for a dog called Grk.

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award.


"Touching, crazy and smart . . . If your children are too young for Horowitz's teenaged spy series, this is a good alternative"
The Times

"By turns lightly comic and cinematically adventurous, the plot zips along nicely with tongue firmly in cheek"

"A high-octane plot, filled with action, suspense and humour, along with an element of dark political seriousness, combine to create a hugely entertaining read"

"A really great story for all who long for adventure"
Northern Echo

"The benefits of being a computer nerd are aptly demonstrated. Tim pilots a helicopter accompanied by GRK (brave, generous and foolish in Stanislavian) to rescue his owners, Max and Natascha, after a coup by evil Colonel Zinfandel"
Financial Times