SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2001 CARNEGIE MEDAL
Slowly Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.
Fresh, enchanting, and utterly original, this is a wonderful book for children of all ages and simply defies definition.
“Like nothing else you’ve ever read” FINANCIAL TIMES
“This book is so quirky and original that it defies categorisation” GUARDIAN
“Is it a diary? Is it poetry? Is it a novel? Who cares? It’s simply the most original book I’ve read for years and I see it as my duty to tell the world that the ‘book that cannot be pigeonholed’ has been written. Long live the author, may her imagination touch us all.” BENJAMIN ZEPANIAH