The Girl, the Dog and the Writer, Book #1

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

by Katrina Nannestad

On Sale: 23/10/2017


About the Book

He's the world's vaguest novelist. She's a shy and unusual child. Together, they're travelling the world, one book a time.

For the first ten years of Freja's life, she and her mother Clementine have roamed the Arctic in search of zoological wonders. Happy, content, together. Freja and Clem. Clem and Freja. But now, everything is changing, and Clementine must send Freja away to live with her old friend Tobias, a bestselling crime writer and, quite possibly, the most absent-minded man on earth. Tobias isn't used to life with a child, and Freja isn't used to people at all, but together they'll stumble into an Italian adventure so big that it will change things forever ... Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad returns with a delicious new series about family, friendship and finding yourself. Ages: 8+

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733338175
  • ISBN 10: 0733338178
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 23/10/2017
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's - Teenage)


Katrina Nannestad is the award-winning Australian author of The Girl Who Brought Mischief,  Olive of Groves, Bungaloo Creek and Red Dirt Diaries. She grew up in country New South Wales in a neighbourhood stuffed full of happy children. Her adult years have been spent teaching, raising boys, perfecting her recipe for chocolate-chip bickies and pursuing her love of stories. Katrina now lives near Bendigo with her family and an exuberant black whippet called Olive. Learn more at

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