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Dogsbody - Diana Wynne Jones
Dogsbody
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The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him.In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the... show more
The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him.In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family with whom they live. But the worldly obstacles Leo faces are minor when compared with his chilling encounters with the Dark Powers that are set against him. His quest seems hopeless until at lost Sol, Moon, and Earth itself come to his aid.Dogsbody is a tense, exciting, sciencefiction fantasy, a thriller, and a touching dog story all in one.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780064410380 (0064410382)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
5.0 Dogsbody
An early masterpiece from Diana Wynne Jones. Dogsbody has an unusually straight-forward plot for Jones. Sirius is a celestial. A being who is the embodiment of a star with various rights and powers which are never clearly explained (don't worry, you don't need them to be). The opening of the book is...
TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it
5.0 Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
Sirius, the Lord of the Dog Star, can't believe when he is falsely accused of murder. As his punishment, Sirius is sent to Earth. On Earth he is reborn as a puppy and has to find the Zoi that is there before it can fall into the wrong hands.I've heard many good things about this book and so I decide...
thebookcoop
thebookcoop rated it
I first read this book when I was nine and I can't count how many times since that I've read it. Since acquiring an Amazon account though I've been able to buy more DWJ books and then managed to own my very own copy of Dogsbody. I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though.This is ...
Readundant
Readundant rated it
4.0 Dogsbody
The librarians of my childhood failed me. I'm sorry, there isn't a nice way to say it. They let me check out armloads of Goosebumps books week after week, when just a few shelves away, there were a dozen magical, wonderful books by Diana Wynne Jones just aching to be discovered and devoured by a dor...
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
I read somewhere that this was a must-read for dog lovers but I wasn't actually impressed with the dog character. An interesting premise; Sirius the dog star is sent to Earth as a dog to find something(a zoi, similar to a meteor) he was blamed for sending hurtling to Earth in a fit of rage. I think ...
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