Author(s): Levi Pinfold
A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.
Levi Pinfold graduated from University College Falmouth in 2006. Since then he has worked as a freelance author and illustrator. He paints with watercolour and gouache, creating imagery from imagination and memory. His first book, The Django, (Templar, 2010), was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won a Booktrust Early Years Award naming Levi Best Emerging Illustrator. He lives in Cornwall and plays banjo when no one else is looking.