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A Dog on Barkham Street
First edition
Author Mary Stolz
Illustrator Leonard Shortall
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 184 pp
Preceded by Emmett's Pig 
Followed by Belling the Tiger 

A Dog on Barkham Street is a children's novel published in 1960 written by Mary Stolz and illustrated by Leonard Shortall. It was voted one of 41 notable children's books of 1960 in a poll of librarians conducted by the American Library Association.

A companion novel, The Bully of Barkham Street, was published in 1963. This presents the events of A Dog on Barkham Street from the bully's point of view.


The main character, Edward Frost, is a kid who is constantly bullied by his neighbor, Martin Hastings. Edward asks his parents if they can move to a far away place, to escape his bully, but they deny him. He also asks for a dog, but his parents do not believe he is responsible enough to care for one. One day, Uncle Joe, a wandering hobo, gives the Edward a collie named Argess.

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