Snob: Ruán’s life is golden. He lives in a beautiful home on a beautiful street and he’s sure he’ll breeze through the exams. Everything is perfect.
Dog: Emma lives just a few doors down from Ruán, but she knows she doesn’t belong. She tries to ignore the neighbours’ whispers – how did she and her mother get a house on Ashfield Avenue? And why would Ruán talk to a dog like her?
Scobie: In the council estate around the corner, Colm, tired of the problems in his family, decides to take matters into his own hands.
The Leaving Certificate is the only thing Ruán, Emma and Colm have in common … or so they think, until an accident changes everything.
PRAISE FOR SNOBS, DOGS AND SCOBIES
‘Convincing dialogue and a bit of grit makes this Irish read something special. 5/5’ Kiss magazine
‘… this is a good page-turner with convincing character development.’ Bookfest 2011-2012 Recommended Reads 12-14
‘… a powerful and stylish tale …’ Teresa Doran, Books Ireland
‘Well paced, urban and comtemporary …’ Celia Keenan, Sunday Independent
Elizabeth O’Hara is the pen name of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, a well-known author for adults and children in Irish and English. She has won the Bisto Book of the Year Award and two Bisto Merit Awards for her children’s books.Snobs, Dogs and Scobies is a translation of her children’s book Hurlamaboc (first published in Irish by Cois Life), which won a Bisto award and the Oireachtas award and was selected for the IBBY Honour list.