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Imprint: Rock the Boat

Subject: Children’s Fiction

Age: 9-12

The Plague Dogs

Richard Adams

Two dogs, Snitter and Rowf, escape from a research laboratory in the Lake District where it is wrongly supposed they have been purposely infected with a deadly virus and now pose a dangerous threat to the human population. As the authorities give chase, the two friends make their way through the hills and across the moors, along the way learning to survive on their wits and finding friendship and help from a fox they encounter. They dream of finding their original owners and a safe haven – but the hunt is on.

A lyrical and engrossing tale, The Plague Dogs is a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes.

  • Publication date: September 3, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780747910
  • RRP: £10.99
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication date: September 3, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780747927
  • RRP: £3.99
  • Pages: 416


‘If one book by Adams is to survive, I hope that it will be this’ 


‘Compulsively readable’


‘Once again Adams champions animals against the excesses of man’

Financial Times

Richard Adams

Richard Adams (1920-2016) studied history at Worcester College, Oxford before and after the Second World War. He was the author of nineteen books, including the bestselling and award-winning Watership Down, his first book (the illustrated edition of which was published by Oneworld Modern Classics, 2014). Two of his books, Watership Down and Shardik, were listed in the Sunday Times top 100 bestselling books of the last forty years.

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