Bo is a young border collie sheep dog. In Jack's world he's the best, but he's Dad's dog and he's untrained.
At the start of the story Bo is injured and not allowed to run around. Jack's gruff father has made that clear. Then Jack's life changes dramatically when Dad walks off the farm.
His mum must try to make the farm work on her own, with the help of Jack and his younger brother.
This leaves Bo in the care of Jack - something he wanted, but not like this. Jack begins to train Bo and all is going well until one day, he forgets to tie him up.
An angry neighbour brings Bo back, insisting that Bo be sent away - or shot. Jack is determined to get Bo back and prove to his Dad that he can train him.
About the Author
Winner of the Tom Fitzgibbon Award with her title Shreve's Promise, Motueka-based author Jillian knows the teen market well, and researches her writing meticulously. For this title she drew on her own experience running a goat farm when her husband left to live overseas. However, she also researched the detail by completing a woman's heavy trade course, which included a week on a farm with a woman farmer.
Number Of Pages: 158
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Dimensions (cm): 18.300 x 13.000 x 1.000