"James looked at him and tried to imagine him as one of those large, shaggy, responsible-looking dogs that carry folded up newspapers and shopping baskets. Tim, squat, square and mongrel, grinned back, independent and unobliging."
Tim is James's #pet dog in this 1973 children's classic. Tim only devotes himself to food, dirt, sleep, and relaxation ?? #goodboy
#maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81
I loved this! A delightful, charming book about a boy & his ghost 👻. I bought it as a gift but could not stop reading once I had started. Lively's prose is, well, lively (sorry) & the book is shot through with generosity of spirit, wit, humour, & warmth. It was the perfect diversion from the Icelandic chill of Independent People; although I'm loving IP, it's also a heavy book & this was light without being trite. How a children's book should be!