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Bad Bella

The story of a very special dog, who will win the heart of any reader who loves our furry friends.

Bella’s the happiest dog in the universe . . . until her owners start to change.  They have a baby . . . and before she knows it, Bella’s no longer wanted. Her bad behaviour – which she thinks will make her family notice her – is the last straw.  They dump Bella in the pound!

 Things look bleak, until a lovely couple – the Roses – take Bella in.  But just as Bella is starting to relax in her new home, Mrs Rose tells Bella that she’s pregnant.  That means only one thing to Bella:  her humans will get rid of her again.  Heart-broken and terrified, Bella runs away. Life on the streets is tough, and scary.  As the weather starts to worsen, she becomes colder and hungrier. But Bella is a dog with a big heart and adorable eyes.  Will she find a home in time for Christmas?

 

Rights details

USA/Canada: HarperCollins (Fall 2019)
Czech Republic: Albatros

The Author

Ali Standish

A native of North Carolina, where she now lives, Ali Standish spent several years as a teacher/program administrator in the Washington DC Public School system. She has an MFA in Children’s Writing from Hollins University. THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE, Ali’s classic-feeling, thought-provoking and moving debut, was published by Harper Collins (North America) and Orchard (UK) in 2017.  Her second book – AUGUST ISLE (North America)/THE SECRET SUMMER (US) is out now.  Her super book for younger, dog-loving readers BAD BELLA is out in the States at the end of 2019.  Ali is currently working on other terrific MG which will be published in 2020 and 2021.

www.alistandish.com

 

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