Savvy rescue dog McTavish finds a surprising way to ease young Betty’s worries about moving to a new house—and a new school—in this fourth adventure told with warmth and wit.
When Pa Peachey comes home in a happy-go-lucky mood—and singing!—the family is concerned. Pa has never not been grumpy after work! But when Ma and siblings Ava and Ollie learn that Pa has gotten a new job—which means moving to an appealing new house—they are all pretty quick to get on board. Even McTavish the dog is excited to make a canine pal in the new park nearby. Only the youngest sibling, Betty, remains out of sorts—nervous about changing schools, making friends, and leaving behind the house where she and McTavish grew up. But McTavish, with his special canine senses—and his vow, as a “rescue dog,” to save the family whenever need arises—knows how to help Betty regain her confidence and feel at home again. With tenderness and gentle humor, the Peachey family returns in McTavish on the Move, the fourth book in Meg Rosoff’s charming series about beloved dog McTavish and his family.
About the Author
Meg Rosoff is the author of the McTavish series as well as numerous other novels for adults, young adults, and children, including How I Live Now, Jonathan Unleashed, and The Great Godden. She is also, with Mal Peet, the coauthor of Beck. Winner of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal, Meg Rosoff lives in London.
Grace Easton was born and raised in London. Having studied at Central Saint Martins, Brighton University, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, she is now a freelance illustrator spending her days drawing, painting, and telling stories with pictures. She lives in London.
This fast-paced transitional chapter book is peppered with well-placed grayscale illustrations. . . . A story of family transitions and childhood milestones that marks another fine addition to a cozy British series.
Attractive grayscale pictures illustrate the text at intervals, helping young readers envision the characters and settings in this amusing story. Acknowledging the anxiety that many children feel when attending a new school, this transitional chapter book delivers a satisfying narrative, written with the intelligence and wit that readers have come to expect from Rosoff’s McTavish series. —Booklist