Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Dog that Saved the World (Cup) by Phil Earle & illustrated by Elissa Paganelli

Written from the charming point of view of Pickles the dog, The Dog that Saved the World (Cup) is a wonderful combination of a fun football story and a powerful, empathetic look at child poverty in the UK.

Pickles thinks football is the best thing in the world. He, Dad and Elsie make a great team – although Pickles knows that he is really the coach and captain too. In their flat near the train tracks, they live happily together as Dad tries to hide the struggle to keep the family warm and enough food on the table.

Elsie dreams of going to Wembley to see the World Cup in person while Dad is pushed to the limits. Pickles knows it’s up to him to look after his family and make sure everything works out alright in the end.

Published by Barrington Stoke on 4th March 2021, it will be printed in their wonderfully accessible style with dyslexia-friendly font and tinted pages. Add to that illustrations by the amazing Elisa Paganelli and it is sure to be absolutely fantastic!

Thank you to Barrington Stoke for this meaningful book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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