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Shadow

Shadow

Morpurgo, Michael; Birmingham, Christian

When Shadow, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Shadow makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, will Shadow and his trainer ever be reunited?

Hardback, Book. English. Children's stories. General. Fiction 7+.
Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham
ISBN: 0007339593, 9780007339594
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction.; Afghan War, 2001- Juvenile fiction.; Dogs War use Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.9
Interest Level: MY
Points: 4
Quiz Number: 219784

Author note

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

Description

A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller - featuring the bravest dog in all the world.

This is the story of Aman, as told in his own words - a boy from Afghanistan fleeing the horror of the Afghan war. When a western dog shows up outside the caves where Aman lives with his mother, Aman is initially repulsed - it is not customary for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother finally decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog Aman has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be.