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Jim's grandson, Freddie, has come to stay, but Jim doesn't seem happy and Barney knows that something's not quite right. When Jim starts sleepwalking Barney decides to keep a careful eye on him, but what can a little dog do when disaster strikes...? Barney lives in a narrowboat with his owner, Jim. He loves cruising along the canals and rivers, meeting new people and having adventures. Barney The Boat Dog is a series of warm-hearted tales from classic author, Linda Newbery.

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4.6 LY

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Linda Newbery

Linda Newbery wrote her first novel during the summer holidays from her job as English teacher in a comprehensive school. Now a critically acclaimed full-time author, Linda has written over twenty novels, been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children’s Book Prize and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Linda does much of her work in a writing hut in her garden but is often distracted by her own four cats ...

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