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The Dog Who Saved the World


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The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster , this is a story for everyone of ten and older who loves adventure, laughs and tears.

"One of my favourite middle-grade writers" Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.
But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie's beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that's only the start of her troubles.
Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity ...
... without actually leaving the room.

An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel - but not as you know it.

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"Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, allow me to introduce (drum roll...): Mr Mash: The Dog Who Saved the World!"

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If you loved Time-Travelling with a Hamster you're going to love this time-travelling adventure with eleven year old Georgie, her friend Ramzy and beloved dog, Mr Mash.

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17th January '19
Westy10 read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
The Dog Who Saved the World 9780008256975
5 stars
I really enjoyed this book ! It is new and exciting and by far the most important factor : it involved dogs . And time travel !yay ! This is an interesting new spin on the whole "time travel " thing : it's not actually time travel! The background and everything is believable , you feel the terror and excitement , the joy and the sadness and the idea is awesome , you really want one of those headsets ( minus the scorpions )

This book was awesome i really recommend it ! Cool idea and good story telling for 8+ and people who like technology and/ or dogs
14th January '19
Louna read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Dog Who Saved the World 9780008256975
5 stars
This story is amazing but heart-breaking .11 year old Georgie has to save the lives of millions of dogs.But that's not all, she may be humanity's only hope!I liked this book because it has a mixture of sadness, humor and adventure.
14th January '19
I read it myself (an adult)
The Dog Who Saved the World 9780008256975
5 stars
This is a cracker of a tale set a little while in the future.  Georgie lives with her Dad, Brother and Stepmum (her Mum died a few years back during an outbreak of Cow Disease).  She volunteers at the local dog rescue centre, St Woofs, after she was unable to keep her rescue dog Mr Mash because her Stepmum Jessica was massively allergic.
Whilst walking Mr Mash one day with her bestie Ramzy they are approached by a mysterious scientist called Dr Pretorius who wants them to test her new virtual reality/time travel system.  She says it can predict the future and sends them a week ahead as an experiment.
Aside from a glitch in the system which sees large scorpions hitch along for the ride it's a successful test.  When a new disease hits, that is spread by dogs, they need to use it again to travel a year ahead and try and find a cure.
Can Georgie, Ramzy and Mr Mash save the world?
A cracking time travel tale that doesn't mess too much with your mind.  It's fast paced, fun and exciting and I really enjoyed it even as an adult reader!  
15th January '19
Darth read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Dog Who Saved the World 9780008256975
5 stars
This is such a good story. It's told by Georgie, the main character. Like me she has always wanted a dog. She gets a dog she calls Mr Mash but has to return him to the shelter when she realises her step mum is allerhic to dogs. On a walk with her dog and her best friend Ramzy, they meet a scientist called Dr Pretorius. She asks them to come try an experiment she is working on. At the same time, there is news of a canine virus that is deadly. Georgie is desperate to save Mr Mash and her friend. I did not want to put it down! It was really good. 
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 Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie and several tropical fish.


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