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Elki Is Not My Dog
  • Publication: March 2024
  • ISBN: 978-1-915252-36-4
  • Size: 275 x 240 mm
  • Extent: 32pp
  • HB £12.99
  • Age: 4+
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Elki Is Not My Dog

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Tonka reads ElkiTonka reads Elki
Tonka talks about her bookTonka talks about her book

Elena Arevalo MelvilleClick here for biography

Tonka UzuClick here for biography


When a small group of children befriend a stray dog, the entire community is inspired to become involved.

Elki does not have a home – she is a stray dog who finds kindness in the company of a little group of children. They play together during the day, but Elki must stay alone outside every night because dogs are not allowed in their block of flats. One day Elki disappears and is found injured. Who will look after her and how?


Praise for this book:

'A book that speaks of the endlessly good and pure nature of children, of their empathy and their understanding. This is a beautifully subtle tale of community, with Elki representing the outsider, lonely and unable to communicate. Despite this, she is welcomed into the community of the children and she is taken care of.' INIS magazine (Children’s Books Ireland)


Translation rights: Penguin Random House, USA


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