The Starlight Barking, Paperback Book

The Starlight Barking Paperback

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the 101 Dalmatians series

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Dodie Smith's classic sequel to The Hundred and One Dalmations. Strange things are happening. Dogs are the only creatures in the world that are awake, and they can communicate through thought waves.

Best of all, they can swoosh through the air. Pongo, Missis and the family swoosh up to London to see if they can help sort out what's going on.

Is it Cruella de Vil, up to her old tricks? Or is it something or someone far more sinister?The Hundred and One Dalmations is an all-time classic children's book.

Famously adapted by Walt Disney Studios, it continues to be one of the most popular children's books long after the author's death.

The Starlight Barking is another exciting adventure by Dodie Smith - not just for 101 Dalmations, but for every other kind of dog, too!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, black & white chapter vignettes
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781405224819

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The 101 Dalmatians is a great children's story, but I had never heard of the sequel so I picked it up with many reservations- all of which proved to be quite justified. Even though Dodie Smith brings back most of the main characters, the story is completely contrived and far-fetched. In the first book, although all the events are seen through the eyes of the dogs, most of what happens (with a slight stretch of the imagination) is conceivable, while this book is, to use a word overused in the story itself, "metaphysical" rubbish.It was so bad it almost went as far as to ruin the original book for me. Don't waste your time, stick with The 101 Dalmatians and be happy reading no further!

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