The Adventures of Shola

‘Shola is a charming, short creature stuffed with charisma and fierce ideas, and so is the book about her’ - Bookbag

‘Shola is one of the most impressive heroines of the modern world’ - Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

‘Fabulous’ - Guardian

‘Totally charming’ -  Independent Children’s books of the Year

‘Truly lovely illustrations and some wonderful wordplay-derived humour’ - The Book Wars

‘A charming, witty, spirited collection of stories about the exploits of an irresistibly characterful little dog’ - Daniel Hahn, PEN Atlas Books of the Year

A treasure-trove of amusement which cannot fail to cheer the reader.

Shola is a little dog with attitude. Frustratingly for her, she loves both comfort (mainly in the form of food) and adventure (in theory, at least), and spends much of her time trying to decide between the two. Whether she is faced with the possibility that she may really be a lion or the prospect of a boar-hunt, with eccentric American visitors or insufferable country bumpkins, Shola is not afraid to pursue her dreams … up to a point.

The Adventures of Shola (Pushkin Press, 2013) won the prestigious Marsh Prize 2015 for the best children book, translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa.

Lovingly and revealingly illustrated by Mikel Valverde, these four stories in one volume are a treasure-trove of amusement which cannot fail to cheer the reader.

Considered one of the 125 Best Children Books of the Universal Literature by  the prestigious Japanese publishing house Shogakukan.

*Also available as 5 independent stories of 48 pages per title.