Leo is a daydreamer, which is the only thing he thinks he is good at. In his imagination, he is a gladiator, the kind of hero he longs to be but isn't. And so, when an opportunity for heroics involving a bully and a little white dog named Jack Pepper presents itself, Leo lies about what has happened, and soon everyone in his small town thinks he is a hero. Everyone but Leo himself, who knows the awful truth. But when a meteor then streaks across the sky, things get complicated, and suddenly the dog is in real danger, and Leo has a chance to be a true hero. But can he rise to the occasion? Award-winning British author Lean has written a charming, affecting story of a boy whose love for a dog challenges him to find the best in himself. Ingeniously plotted and populated with appealing characters cluding, of course, a lovable canine is is a treat for dog-lovers and would-be heroes alike.
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