Sheep dog puppy Flash helps orphan Tom adjust to his new life in rural Scotland. Tom is determined to make Flash a champion! A classic story of friendship and acceptance by much-loved children's author Kathleen Fidler.
-- Scots Magazine
'First published in 1965, an attractive new edition of this lively children's story will appeal to younger readers today.'
-- Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph
'Another home-grown story that will delight youngsters.'
-- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14
'The technicalities of sheepdog training and the suspense of the trials are conveyed in an accessible and entertaining manner... The characters of his uncle and aunt are presented with warmth and humour and the rural setting is convincingly portrayed.'
Kathleen Fidler (1899-1980) was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children's Hour and Schools programmes. She had a long-standing affection for Scotland. The Fidler Award stands as a memorial to her deep interest in children and writers. She died in 1980.