This novel traces the amazing adventures shared
between two disadvantaged beings –
a boy and a dog – on the farmlands of the Cape winelands.
Evaluation by Northern Cape Education
Department as follows: A very moving story about
Boy, the dog, and Boetie who lived with his
grandfather on a farm. Boetie befriends Boy who
is taken to the SPCA shelter after a storm. He is
reunited with Boetie after his grandfather dies.
Assessment: Teachers can develop own assessment activities.
Layout and Design: Good style and easy language suitable for
learners from different backgrounds.
Appropriate values and principles are addressed.
Inside the book:
“Boy ran round the shack door, ears cocked, waiting. Then joyfully he bounded to greet Boetie, whining in pleasure, giving small sneezes of delight, prancing in a delirium of excitement.”