Nat, a 12 year old English boy, yearns for a dog of his own. Little does he know what he is in for when he becomes the owner of Woody, the not-quite dog of his dreams, whose scruffy appearance belies his transformational powers. Nat’s home borders on the edge of a mysterious forest thought to be the headquarters of a secret government project that would like to use Woody for their evil experiments. Those who love spy thrillers will enjoy this unusual twist on “boy and his dog” stories. 336 pages Ages 10-13
Recommended by Ann Mansfield, Librarian.