Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN: 9781782690092 Category:

The Adventures of Shola

Bernardo Atxaga, Mikel Valverde, Mikel Valverde, Margaret Jull Costa

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date: 10/10/2013 ISBN: 9781782690092 Category:
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Winner of the 2014 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature

Shola is a little dog with attitude. Frustratingly for her, she loves both comfort (mainly in the form of food) and adventure (in theory, at least), and spends much of her time trying to decide between the two. Whether she is faced with the possibility that she may really be a lion or the prospect of a boar-hunt, with eccentric American visitors or insufferable country bumpkins, Shola is not afraid to pursue her dreams … up to a point.

Lovingly and revealingly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these four stories in one volume are a treasure-trove of amusement which cannot fail to cheer the reader.

‘Mikel Valverde’s illustrations are most expressive and the English translation comes courtesy of the great Margaret Jull Costa… Shola is one of the most impressive heroines of the modern world’ Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

‘A charming, witty, spirited collection of stories about the exploits of an irresistibly characterful little dog’ Daniel Hahn, PEN Atlas Books of the Year

‘Totally charming’ Independent Children’s books of the Year>

‘Fabulous’ Guardian Children’s Books

‘A short, sweet, and entertaining story… truly lovely illustrations and some wonderful wordplay-derived humour’ The Book Wars

‘First Spot, then Snowy and now Shola – children’s literature has an illustrious history of plucky S-name canines… Mikel Valverde’s illustrations are, like the best of cartoon strips, wittily and expressively detailed’ Junior

‘Funny and heart-warming stories, beautifully packaged and affectionately and cleverly illustrated’ Lancashire Evening Post

Publisher Review

Shola is a charming, short creature stuffed with charisma and fierce ideas, and so is the book about her Bookbag Charming, funny and heart-warming stories, beautifully packaged and affectionately and cleverly illustrated Lancashire Evening Post First Spot, then Snowy and now Shola - children's literature has an illustrious history of plucky S-name canines... Mikel Valverde's illustrations are, like the best of cartoon strips, wittily and expressively detailed -- Fiona McKim Junior The most clever and ridiculous dog you've ever heard of ... fantastic -- reader's review Guardian Children's Books Fabulous... the illustrations are superb and humorous... the storyline is very engaging and will make you laugh your socks off and spread a grin on your face Guardian Children's Books Translated from the Basque by Margaret Jull Costa and lavishly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these gently ironic stories about another small dog whose aspirations regularly outrun her abilities are totally charming Independent, Books of the Year A short, sweet, and entertaining story... truly lovely illustrations and some wonderful wordplay-derived humour The Book Wars A charming, witty, spirited collection of stories about the exploits of an irresistibly characterful little dog -- Daniel Hahn PEN Atlas, Books of the Year Mikel Valverde's illustrations are most expressive and the English translation comes courtesy of the great Margaret Jull Costa... Shola is one of the most impressive heroines of the modern world -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times

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