A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.
Kate Greenaway Medal Winner 2013
Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature – Picture Book Honor Winner (2013)
Levi Pinfold has worked as a freelance author and illustrator since graduating from University College Falmouth. He paints with watercolour and gouache, creating imagery from imagination and memory. His debut book, The Django, was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator. In 2011 Booktrust named Levi as one of their 10 Best New Illustrators. Contributor location: Levi is a rolling stone, but currently lives in Brisbane, Australia.