Shortlist year: 
2010
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Scholastic

About the book

Book cover - Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood

Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy.

But one day the unthinkable happens. When Harry comes home from school, Hopper isn’t there to greet him. Hopper will never bet there again, but Harry is not ready to let him go.

This story tenderly demonstrates the shock of grief and the sustaining power of love.