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Jim's grandson, Freddie, is planning to buy a surprise birthday present for Jim at the spring fair. But when things go wrong and Freddie runs off, brave Barney knows that it's up to him to look after the little boy... 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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Book information

Age
7+
Lexile Measure
680L
Book Band
Gold
BIC CBMC
C3N79
Accelerated Reader level
4.1 LY

Author information

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 ...

Visit www.lindanewbery.co.uk to find out more.

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“This is a warm-hearted adventure in this lovely series. It is about fun, loyalty and friends and is ideal for newly-confident young readers.”
“This is a warm-hearted adventure in this lovely series. It is about fun, loyalty and friends and is ideal for newly-confident young readers.”

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