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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,531 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Αυτή είναι η ιστορία μιας σκυλίτσας που την έλεγαν Μαλλιαρούλα. Γεννημένη παρακατιανή, λόγω της ιδιαίτερης εμφάνισής της περνάει τον περισσότερο καιρό της στην ηλιόλουστη αυλή του σπιτιού του αφεντικού της. Η Μαλλιαρούλα έχει όνειρα και προσδοκίες, ακριβώς όπως όλοι εμείς. Μα κάθε χειμώνα, μαύρα σύννεφα κατεβαίνουν και η Μαλλιαρούλα βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπη με δοκιμασίες που ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 26th 2016 by Διόπτρα (first published 2012)
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Anne
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It would be easy to assume that The Dog Who Dared To Dream is aimed at children, or young adults, but it isn't. This is a beautifully written, very short novel that is written for adults, although children aged 12 and upwards would enjoy it too.

There are just over 160 pages in this book. It should have taken me a few hours to read, but instead I've been reading this, on and off for a few weeks now. Picking it up, reading a few pages at a time and then going away to think about it .... and to try
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Anna
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
IM NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING
Rehan Abd Jamil
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Together in the end..rest well Scraggly..
Silvia
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So sad, maybe even a little bit too sad, tbh.
Syazwanie Winston Abdullah
Another beautiful read. Loved it as much as the hen. Words will not do it any justice. You need to read it yourself.

Now I need to go and Google what a sapsal is
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Kate
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Review previously appeared at If These Books Could Talk as part of the promotional tour.

Born to a nameless mother in a provincial Korean village, Scraggly the black pup instantly bonds with Grandpa Screecher, the elderly owner of a local bike shop, and part-time wielder. When the time comes for Scraggly and her siblings to be sold off, Screecher initially puts her up for sale, but circumstances mean that soon she is the only one left, and a relationship forms between the two that lasts many
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Paty Pana
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet read! Scraggly is the most unlucky dog with an almost cursed fate, but still, despite the misfortunes that she faces in her life she refuses to give up. Each time her life took an ever worse twist it felt so sad, and the scene was the thief was the hardest... The reason why I consider this book a 4 read is because the first part of the book was less interesting compared to the second one, which had plot twists coming unexpectedly through each page! ...more
Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
Unexpectedly moving and insightful. I loved the sensitivity of the various relationships that were described. The story follows the life of a dog in a small town, she is brave and loyal, loves her children and her master, and experiences many trials. She is misunderstood by the humans in her life at every turn, and experiences so much loss.

It's not the first book in translation that is told from the perspective of an animal that I've read, but I think I like it as a narrative technique.
Rachel
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dog-books
4.5 stars!

This book broke my heart... I don't know what to say but it's so realistic and true. If you're looking for a fluffy story of a dog this isn't the one. This is about real life, breeding, animal abuse, how animals are treated in everyday life. The ending killed me but at the same time left me at peace. It's so surreal which is why I enjoyed this book! I love the way it was written in little tiny chapters with pictures and little Scraggly on the front is adorable! I just picture
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Andrew Goddard
Spoiler alert:
Why does this book feel relentless and aggressive? Why does everything HAVE to die? Did this dog even dream in the first place? How could it possibly dream when it has been through so much?! It just felt sad for no reason.
Maybe I've missed the point, but this was a very challenging read. I enjoy the writing style and that's why this book has 2 stars, not 1.
John
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great novella. I did not expect to read this book so quickly. It is a lovely tale about the life of Scraggly and her owner Grandpa Screecher set in a South Korean village. Scraggly grows from a pup to an adult experiencing trauma, joy and tragedy. Her litters of pups, the annoying cat who in the end gives her a gift and the staircase around the persimmon tree was a memorable finale.
Aimee
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
4.5 stars!

Didn't expect to read this all in one sitting but oh my word, it was such a beautiful little book. As someone who adores dogs with every fibre of their being, I absolutely loved this. Plus the ending was so bittersweet <3
Emma Wasser
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Georgia
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review can also be found in Chill and read


This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner’s house. She feels lonely, as her siblings do not accept her as equal, but this does not stop her from living, dreaming and wanting to find out what is there outside the yard.

Scraggly as a child is afraid of her mother. She does not accept her full affection like the rest of the puppies, only
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Hollybooks
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a beautiful very sad book and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick read.
Hizatul Akmah
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
actual rating: 3.5/5

it was sad SAD like why did i read this at 2 am???
Charlotte (The Writers' Crown)
This is the first book to make me cry and has landed a place in my top 5 favourite books. I already cannot wait to read it again.
Amy (Amysbookcorner)
Who doesn't love a good animal fiction and fantasy book? I certainly do.

The book introduces the life of Scraggy a mixed breed, stubborn to the bone and a dreamer dog. The author introduces Scraggy when she is just a puppy, we can follow her adventures through growing up and experiencing life. Scraggy was an outcast even when she was a pup, therefore we can see how she is always treated differently even by her mother and siblings.
Then winter comes and something terrible happens, which leaves
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Aye Phyu
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very beautiful little book. It tells all about life starting from birth, death, siblings, parents, benefactors, friends, enemies, frenemies, even admirers and children. I am sure I will read it again some time.
Abbie | ab_reads
While this one was sweet and undoubtedly sad, it didn’t make me sob my heart out like I was expecting, which was a bit disappointing! But it was a sweet read about the way dogs see us and think - It did make me very upset to think about how mama dogs must feel when their puppies get sold
Elle♣
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
4 stars

Why am I crying
Nabilah Firdaus
I think the title is a bit misleading because not much dreaming took place. Bad thing after bad thing kept on happening instead. Lovely tale albeit a bit depressing. Loved the messages the author trying to convey but kind of wish there was more to the story.

Actual rating: 2.4/5 stars.
Janet Emson
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, owned-books
My thanks to the publisher for the surprise copy of this book. The following review details my thoughts on the book.

The Dog Who Dared to Dream tells the story of Scraggy, the odd one out of the litter of pups born to a mother who’s life has been series of pregnancies. Scraggly slowly sees her family disappear for various reasons until one day there is just her left. Alone she sets off to see the world outside the gates of her home. We follow her as she encounters other animals and humans, and
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Gibin Mathew
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heart touching !
Powerful enough to melt hardest of hearts !

The name "The dog who dared to dream" caught my attention in first glance. From the name,I had a presumption that this is an inspirational book telling the story of an underdog who ended up as a great success. But my prejudice was in vain,when I found that this is a story about an ordinary dog happen to live in a small town in an unknown country.But my curiosity led me to the life of "Scraggly"(main character), and to my astonishment I
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Mandy
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really? Serious adult literature? A small masterpiece? An international bestseller and a classic? I don’t think so. I think everyone’s been taken in by the hype. It’s a pleasant enough little story about a dog called Straggly (Ahhh! What a cute name!) who has dreams and aspirations just like us but finds the cards stacked against her. But not to worry – Straggly is a brave little dog and will rise to all the challenges giving inspiration to everyone. So there’s a nice little allegory about life ...more
Alice
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dogs, animals
An odd little book in which not much actually happens, though it's an interesting look at everyday life in a different part of the world. I'm not sure what the titular dog was daring to dream about, because she doesn't do a great deal. Maybe something was lost in translation, or maybe I don't find books for adults told from the point of view of an animal quite as radical as other people apparently do.
Susan Lee
A lovely tale told from a dog’s perspective of her life and love until the day she died to be either her owner. that ending

Here's my full review:
http://www.sholee.net/2019/08/mpov-do...
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Diamond
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books-read
!2.5 stars!
Claire
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful writing. I didn't care for most of the characters but the writing style compensated nicely.
Julian
DNF’d at Page 114

After reading The Hen who Dreamed She Could Fly, I was really hoping to love this book, but sadly, it just didn’t work for me.
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Hwang Sun-mi (born 1963) is a South Korean author and professor who is best known for her fable The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, which has also been made into a successful animated film in South Korea, Leafie, A Hen into the Wild.
She was Born in 1963, Hwang was unable to attend middle school due to poverty, but thanks to a teacher who gave her a key to a classroom, she could go to the school and
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