Fleabag by Helen Stephens

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A boy without a dog and a dog without a boy meet each other in the park. But the boy’s big people don’t approve of the friendship. The dog is dirty! And he has FLEAS! Will these two friends be able to find a home together?

Helen Stephens's timeless, kid-friendly art makes this heartwarming story a winner for anyone who's ever loved a dog.


About Helen Stephens

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Helen Stephens likes to draw in a sketch book everyday, and often these sketch book drawings lead to new picture book ideas. 'Fleabag' was inspired by a trip to Battersea Dogs Home. Helen studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and has worked as a freelance illustrator and as an editorial illustrator. She lives in London.
Published June 2, 2008 by Alison Green Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When readers reach the last spread—where the once-vagrant dog runs free with his boy through an expansive, sun-kissed field—they will ask for more, again and again.

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Stephens' use of words and pictures, which critics have described in response to her previous publications as "magical," "warm," "creative" and "charming," never falters in "Fleabag."

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