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The Starlight Barking Dodie Smith s The Hundred and One Dalmatians, later adapted by Disney, was declared a classic when first published in 1956 The Starlight Barking, Dodie s own long forgotten sequel, is a thrilling new adventure for Pongo and his family As the story opens, every living creature except dogs is gripped by an enchanted sleep One of the original Dalmatian puppies, all grown up since the first novel, is now the Prime Minister s mascot Relying on her spotted parents for guidance, she assumes emergency leadership for the canine population of England Awaiting advice from Sirius, the Dog Star, dogs of every breed crowd Trafalgar Square to watch the evening skies The message they receive is a disturbing proposition, one that might forever destroy their status as man s best friend. Best Read [ The Starlight Barking ] author [ Dodie Smith ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. I m not one for dog stories, but I loved this imaginative little classic and the author s unique writing style This book is definitely a great one.

  2. Let s get the most important thing out of the way There is no Cruella I feel cheated.At the beginning of this sequel we find Pongo and Missus leaving their home once again so that they and their family can find out why all of the humans are in a sleep coma.The stakes feel low and I went through 60% of the book without a clue as to what s happening, so the story feels too drawn out so the climax didn t really hit as hard as it could The Pongo and Missus relationship is still stereotypical 1950 Let s get the most important thing out of the way There is no Cruella I feel cheated.At the beginning of this sequel we find Pongo and Missus leaving their home once again so that they and their family can find out ...

  3. Ok, no, it s not as good not nearly as 101 Dalmations but it s still got the Dodie Smith verve of that book as well as the original characters The sci fi premise where an alien canine comes to earth to speak to the dogs of earth may sound odd at best, but this is a kids book and I think Smith was attempting to connect with the growing interest in sci fi in the 1960s when she wrote this Her ability to make the dogs come to life in so loving a manner is still firmly intact in this novel and if Ok, no, it s not as good not nearly as 101 Dalmations but it s still got the Dodie Smith verve of that book as well as the original characters The ...

  4. I mean, it was cute I never read the first one, but I obviously know the story I won t be keeping my copy, because I ve been trying to get rid of any kid chapter books I won t want my future kids to read Not that there s a specific reason for them not to read this I just didn t feel like it would be particularly edifying or constructive to them And it was a little weird.A weird thing that I actually did like about it, was that Pongo and Missis represent a really good picture of marriage L I mean, it was cute I never read the first one, but I obviously know the story I won t be keeping my copy, because I ve been trying to get rid of any kid chapter books I won t want my future kids to read Not that there s a specific reason for them not to read this I just didn t feel like it would be particularly ...

  5. A few months back I read the first book in this trilogy by Dodie Smith and I loved reading the original tale of the 101 Dalmatians So when I decided to host the 2013 Pre 1960 Classic Children s Books Reading Challenge I immediately put this one on hold Unfortunately for me the book was published 7 years too late to qualify for the challenge but I read it anyways.This book centers around Pongo and Missis, the main characters from the 101 Dalmatians and a few of their pups plus some other belove A few months back I read the first book in this trilogy by Dodie Smith and I loved reading the original tale of the 101 Dalmatians So when I decided to host the 2013 Pre 1960 Classic Children s Books Reading Challenge I immediately put this one on hold Unfortunately for me the book was published 7 years too late to qualify for the challenge but I read it anyways.This book centers around Pongo and Missis, the main characters from the 101 Dalmatians and a few of their pups plus some other beloved characters that appeared in the first book as well as the Walt Disney animated film of the same name In this book the dogs wake up to a world filled with silence in which canines are the only animals awake, well the dogs, and 3 honorary dogs which include two cats and a young boy named Tommy I thought the characters were simply delightful While the book is written at a bit of a hire level f...

  6. Dodie Smith s writing is always rather fun, but The Starlight Barking does suffer when taken as a sequel to A Hundred and One Dalmatians The topic is such a contrast instead of the anthropomorphic but somehow believable concept of two dogs going off to find their pups, who have been dognapped to be used to make fur coats, now we ha...

  7. This book is certainly fun, though it lacks the spark that made One Hundred and One Dalmatians great Side note If you think that story is merely a Disney movie, think again Go to the library and check it out It s such a great book and a wonderful read aloud Dodie Smith certainly spins wonderful tale...

  8. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A rather poor sequel to The Hundred and One Dalmatians Yes, we get to meet all the charming and slightly eccentric characters of the first book again and yes, the character interaction and silliness is easily on par with the first book, but when it comes to the plot oh boy It s a fun book and offers quite a few chuckles, but it quickly made me go Riiiiiiight SPOILERS FROM HERE First, the obvious plot issues While the first book was mostly reali...

  9. Barking mad as I m sure other Goodreads bookworms will have already recorded The premise of the plot of this book is decidedly bizarre as if Mrs Smith was on an acid high at the time 1967 However, in the light of the wonderful One Hundred and One Dalmatians, I prefer to think delude myself that fault lies with the erring and unnamed editor at William Heinemann whose imagination was no doubt entirely caught up in the Space Race, science fiction, and should instead have taken out and sh Barking mad as I m sure other Goodreads bookworms will have already recorded The premise of the plot of this book is decidedly bizarre as if Mrs Smith was on an acid high at the time 1967 However, in the light of the wonderful One Hundred and One Dalmatians, I prefer to think delude myself that fault lies with the erring and unnamed editor at William Heinemann whose imagination was no doubt entirely caught up in the Space Race, science fiction, and should instead have taken out and shot at dawn as a lesson to prevent Penguin from later adding the title to their Puffin range.I had not read this book during my ch...

  10. Despite growing up with a deep love for 101 Dalmatians the book, of course, and the animated Disney film certainly not the miserable excuse for a live action version , I d never previously read the sequel Recently, I picked up a nice first edition in a local bookstore but immediately got discouraged by all the negative reviews I found when I skimmed online I m apparently a different sort of audience, because I thought this book was delightful.It s a departure from the original book in some Despite growing up with a deep love for 101 Dalmatians the book, of course, and the animated Disney film certainly not the miserable excuse for a live action version , I d never previously read the sequel Recently, I picked up a nice first edition in a local bookstore but immediately got discouraged by all the negative reviews I found when I skimmed online I m apparently a different sort of audience, because I thought this book was delightful.It s a departure from the original book in some ways, since it strays into ametaphysical, scie...