Black Dog Dream Dog
by Michelle Superleillustrated by Millie Balance
When Sam finds a big black dog in her backyard, she wants to keep him but can't let her mother find out. Meanwhile, Stella wakes up in a strange room after having a stroke. She can't move and she can't talk, so how can she ask what happened to her dog? This is a story about a magical dog who changes Sam's life in ways she never could have dreamed.
- Winner of the Chocolate Lily Award 2012
- Nominated for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award 2012
- Selected as Best of 2012 by the Canadian Children's Book Centre
"...a charming story for the 8+ range." - The School Librarian journal
"The engaging story is fuelled by love, concern, and the capacity to observe and act on observation. Black Dog, Dream Dog is a skilfully told, warm-hearted tale that will appeal strongly to all young dog lovers." - Deakin Newsletter
"This book just took my breath away, and the ending - ohhhhhh the ending - it brought a good old tear to my eye. If this was a movie, I would give it a five-star rating because for a fact it literally played a movie in my head. Good job, Michelle Superle! You did it! Best book of my life!" Mia, 11 years old for the National Post
Michelle Superle lives in British Columbia and teaches children's literature at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Millie Balance studied art in the Camberwell School of Art, London. She lived in Canada for many years and now lives in London.