This irresistible canine adventure from the much-loved author of "Journey To The River Sea", now in paperback. Hal has always wanted a dog, but his rich parents don't allow him to have one. Then they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Hal is thrilled to get terrier Fleck, but is appalled to discover he must be returned, so they both run away. This was Eva Ibbotson's final book, as she died at the age of 85 in October 2010, just a few weeks after finishing it.