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Meet the leader of the Suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a particularly plucky pup, during a momentous time in history! Alfie can't believe his luck when he is allowed to keep a tiny puppy he finds abandoned on the street. Rascal is cute as a button and has lots of attitude, and Emmeline Pankhurst is thrilled that her ward Alfie has a new friend. Alfie and Rascal deliver messages between the Suffragettes as they organise their 'Votes for Women' campaign. But it's sometimes dangerous work, and it's not long before Alfie and Rascal find out the true cost of the fight. Full of adventure, fascinating history and lovely animals, this is the perfect read for young fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo.

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9780141385709
  • ISBN: 9780141385709
  • Pub Date: 4th January 2018
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 272

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6th November '18
I read it to Bud aged 8 aged 8 & to Lydie aged 6 aged 6
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
5 stars
I read this with my two oldest children and we all loved the story of Alfie and Rascal, his puppy. Set against the backdrop of the fight for women's suffrage, Alfie meets Emmeline Pankhurst and becomes her ward. The pair become an important part of the movement as their story entwines with the women's fight.
We all thoroughly enjoyed this story. Alfie is a rewarding character and Rascal is super cute. Megan Rix's writing reminds me somewhat of Michael Morpurgo as she expertly blends her story with real historical events. It's an excellent, accessible way for children to access the story of the Suffragettes and their cause. We would really recommend it. 
27th February '18
I read it to Darcey aged 7 aged 7
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
5 stars
An an exciting story about Alfie, a workhouse escapee and his faithful puppy, Rascal.  The pair meet the famous Mrs Pankhurst and become an important part of the women's suffrage movement.  A truly exciting story, made all the more thrilling by the setting of real life historical events and characters.  We really enjoyed this fast paced novel and both shed a tear at the end.  a perfect read for anyone learning about the suffrage movement.
31st January '18
Giggle read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
5 stars
This book is so good! The book is about Alfie, Rascal (Alfie's dog), daisy (Alfie's Sister) and Emmeline Pankhurst. The leader of the suffragettes. love this book and My favourite part was at the start when Alfie meets Rascal just as Rascal is being chased by some boys for stealing a lambs trotter. some of the book is quite sad as 3 people die. But it gets very action packed in the rest of the book. I liked that the suffragettes were in this book and all throughout the book they were fighting for their right to vote and be equals to men. I really enjoyed the book and I would definitely read again. Recommended to age 8/9 plus.
9th February '18
I read it to AS100 aged 6 aged 6
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
5 stars
This is a brilliant book and a great way to learn history. 
The book tells the story of Alfie and his dog Rascal and how they become Mrs Pankhurst's messenger boy during the suffragette movement.
This book was enjoyed by all the family and although my 6 year old Son loved the book and didn't want us to stop reading I would suggest that this book is more suited to the older end of the recommended reading age probably more 8+.  
We will definitely look for more books by Megan Rix.  
2nd February '18
Baby Girl read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
A lovely book which taught my daughter about history as well. 
3rd February '18
Iowmatilda read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Brilliant twist on the suffrage story told in a way that children can engage with. My daughter read this book to herself and really enjoyed it
4th February '18
Holls read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
5 stars
A great book, that taught Holly about how strong women really are. Holly loved reading this book and is looking for more books by this author.
4th February '18
Girly read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
4 stars
This book was good because it teaches you about the suffragettes which is very interesting. They were people who fought to get women votes. It is full of history details like someone's finger being chopped off in the mill.

I haven't read any other Megan Rix books but I will do now because I liked it a lot. It was very sad in some places but on the whole I enjoyed it.

The main characters are the suffragettes - including Mrs Pankhurst who is a real person from history. I liked how real history was mixed up with story.

Anyone who is interested in the suffragettes or who like Animals might like this book. I am 9 and it was about right for me but older people might like it too.
29th January '18
Ellanor read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
4 stars
A lovely story about a young puppy who helps the suffragettes.
I learnt quite a bit of history whilst reading this book.
I have read quite a few book by Michael Morpurgo and this is up there with all his books.... very good and recommended. 
I would say this book is aimed at children aged 8-11 years.
4th February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Emmeline and the Plucky Pup 9780141385709
4 stars
I read this with my 6 year old - it was full of history and facts - but told the story in a child friendly manner. I would recommend it for older children as she lost interest - but I carried on reading! A book I hope she can return to in a couple of years! 
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About Megan Rix

Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day and key periods of history, including the First and Second World Wars, the Great Fire of London and the Suffragettes fight for women's right to vote. An animal lover and dog-trainer, Megan draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs Traffy, Bella and Freya, and many fasci...

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