Author: Diana Wynne Jones

JONES, Diana Wynne. Dogsbody. NY: Greenwillow [1977]. 8vo, [x] 245pp. Orange boards stamped in black. Spine ends a tad rubbed, light foxing to top of sheets, else an internally clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slight wear to spine ends and corners).

First US edition. The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried – and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth as a dog until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission – the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. Nearly drowned at “birth” the newly reborn dog is rescued by a young girl and the two quickly bond. How together they brave the forces aligned to stop Sirius from completing his mission makes for an enchanting, heartwarming tale of celestial magic and adventure!