A Dog for Davie’s Hill

 

by Clare Bice

Published: 1956

I actually really enjoyed this book.  Set in Scotland, it is the story of a young boy named Davie, who is given the care of a young (and rambunctious) border collie named Fly.

The story itself is a bit disjointed, some about training a sheepdog, some about sheepdog trials, some about sheep being stolen, but the characters are just so warm and happy, and the relationship between Davie and his father is a beautiful thing.

Overall, this is a simple and sweet book, which would be especially enjoyable for younger readers, possibly as a read-aloud.  For me, it’s a 3/5.