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Return to Book Page. Cheerful mayhem carries the day in this new middle-grade novel from the author of "The Exiles".
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Ten-year-old Robin Brogan's life takes a turn for the interesting when a new family with five children moves next door. And when Robin, who's terrified of dogs, finds a starving, abandoned dog on the beach, it's his new neighbors who help him overcome his fears to save an animal Cheerful mayhem carries the day in this new middle-grade novel from the author of "The Exiles". And when Robin, who's terrified of dogs, finds a starving, abandoned dog on the beach, it's his new neighbors who help him overcome his fears to save an animal that desperately needs him.
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To ask other readers questions about Dog Friday , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 30, Elizabeth added it. This is nowhere near her best book, yet her quirky characterization and timeless, seamlessly natural yet elegant prose are typical of her style.
She manages to merge hilarity with a kind of undercurrent of myth Anyway I wish I could write like McKay, and if everyone else was as good as she is I would be a happier reader. Dog Friday was just what I needed to get out of a recent book slump. If I need a guaranteed winner, she's on the list. Up until now, I had only read books about the wacky and delightful Casson family. This sweet story is about boy who, while trying to overcome a fear of dogs, finds a stray and falls in love. During an agonizing week of waiting to see if the dog is claimed, Robin's wild and crazy neighbors keep him and hi Dog Friday was just what I needed to get out of a recent book slump.
During an agonizing week of waiting to see if the dog is claimed, Robin's wild and crazy neighbors keep him and his mother busy by coming up with one harebrained scheme after another. Hilary McKay's writing is joyous, no matter what story she's telling. I can't help but gush when I recommend her. View 1 comment.
Jan 11, Teresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: realistic-fiction. Read this years ago, and still remember trying to read one section aloud and not being able to get through it because I was laughing so hard. The kids are trying to welcome guests to their mother's bed and breakfast, completely incompetently. But the heart of this story is Robin and his struggle to overcome his fear of dogs and work out a way to keep a sickly dog he finds on the beach near his home on the coast of England.
Unique characters--a McKay trademark, and the reason she is one of my all- Read this years ago, and still remember trying to read one section aloud and not being able to get through it because I was laughing so hard. And this one is not very long. The ones in the Casson series, and the ones about the 4 sisters --"The exiles" are longer but WELL worth it--actually even better.
There's one scene about halfway through that had me literally in stitches I was laughing so hard. This is definitely one I'll be purchasing to read aloud later. View 2 comments. This was Hilary McKay's third book, but the first one I read. If I'm remembering rightly, it got a terrific Publisher's Weekly review on publication in I was a regular and close reader of that publication at the time , so I sought it out despite having a strong disinclination for books about a dogs b boys.
I was immediately won over by how funny McKay can be, and by how real and messy and endearing her characters are. There's not much to the story. A boy has to deal with his fear of dogs This was Hilary McKay's third book, but the first one I read. A boy has to deal with his fear of dogs, Dan, the school bully, and his mother's worries over her struggling bed and breakfast business.
Then a family with four high-spirited eccentric children one of them apparently on the spectrum, although it's not clearly stated moves in next door. They try to solve all his problems, but they seem to end up hindering just as much as they help. If it's not one of McKay's best books, it's probably because the main character, Robin, tends to fade into the background, while the more colorful goings on of the next door neighbors take center stage.
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And one niggling thing: on this rereading, it occurred to me that it was quite odd that Robin had no idea at all that his father and Dan's had been great friends. Why would Robin's mother never have said anything about it? Dec 17, lola Franco rated it really liked it Shelves: children , fiction. I thought this was a really cute book for kids.
The scene with a child showing people around a bed and breakfast and being honest, as only a child can be, is hysterical. Mitte halemeelne ega poeetiline, aga just tore. Jul 25, Maureen E rated it liked it Shelves: middle-grade-and-younger. No opening line, because I already returned the book and forgot to write it down.
The first time I read a Hilary McKay book last year , I wondered how on earth my family had managed to miss them all these years. I'm still not sure about that, because she seems so classic and also hysterically funny. Anyway, in an effort to make up for lost time, I've been reading through her books.
Robin, who liv No opening line, because I already returned the book and forgot to write it down. Robin, who lives with his mother in an old house that she attempts to run as a bed and breakfast, has a new fear of dogs, for good reason. He also has a new set of neighbors, a rather mad family called the Robinsons. The Robinsons are determined to cure Robin of his fear of dogs, get people to come to the bed and breakfast, and vanquish the local bully.
The beginning was a little slow, but about halfway in I started giggling to myself. By the end, I was reading the exploits of Sundance and Beany and laughing my head off. In short, this is a great, fun book. It has less emotional weight than the Casson books, and less heft than the Exiles, but I think a slightly younger crowd would love it, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it myself.
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Hilary McKay, previously Jul 07, Lyn rated it it was amazing. Ten-year-old Robin Brogan's mother is called to the hospital where Robin is swaddled in bandages and sporting two black eyes. To the nurse's horror, his mum has no kind words for the boy.
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Not that Robin minds. He knows how worried she must have been to be told he was at the hospital. And of course she disapproves of fighting. Set on the coast of Yorkshire, England, Robin's mother runs a bed and breakfast that overlooks the ocean. The house, called Porridge Hall, had sometime in the past been divi Ten-year-old Robin Brogan's mother is called to the hospital where Robin is swaddled in bandages and sporting two black eyes.
The house, called Porridge Hall, had sometime in the past been divided so that it is now two residents. The other side of the house has just been sold to the Robinson family. Their dog is known as Old Blanket. Old Blanket is a problem for Robin. When he was four he was attacked by a dog on the beach requiring numerous stitches and a three day hospitalization.
Robin had picked up a toy ring on the beach, not realizing it belonged to the dog. When he ran, the dog gave chase. He's older now and doesn't completely blame the dog, the fear is still there. Hilary McKay writes wonderfully funny and touching stories. There are three books in the Porridge Hall series, all stories involving animals. Apr 06, Sue rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , fiction , read Robin had a very bad experience with a dog. After a nasty period in hospital he lives in fear of dogs, and is quite lonely, until a new family move in next-door.
But overall I liked it very much. Dog Friday was a good book, as long as you can understand whats going on.
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When 10 year old Robin meets his new neighbors, the Robinsons, he has to try and get along with them. The Robinson family is full of really crazy and energetic kids, Perry and Ant are 10 year old twins who love to cause trouble, Sun Dance is an 8 year old boy with a very active imagination, and Beany is a 6 year little girl who is so responsible that she can almost run a bed and breakfast by herself.
When a 10 year old bul Dog Friday was a good book, as long as you can understand whats going on. When a 10 year old bully named Dan starts giving Sun Dance trouble will Robin be the one to step up and help or will he just sit there and watch? On the adventure of becoming friends with the new kids he finds a dog. When Robin's mom decides to give the dog to the police Robin is forced to wait a week unil he can call the dog his.
Will he wait the week or will he decide that the dog isn't worth it?