Duke

Duke

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With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again?
With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 054541637X
  • 9780545416375
  • 1,561,102

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Praise for DEAR AMERICA: THE FENCES BETWEEN US"Larson deftly folds historical detail into Piper's lively diary entries, which describe her friendships, first romance, and school dramas as well as her view of the subsequent internment of Japanese Americans and the prejudice against sympathizers." --BOOKLIST"Larson does an excellent job recreating the tension Piper feels. . . . [a] well-researched novel." --VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATESPraise for HATTIE BIG SKYA Newbery Honor Recipient"[An] engaging historical novel . . . [Larson] creates a richly textured novel full of memorable characters." --BOOKLIST, starred review"Larson . . . create[s] a masterful picture of the homesteading experience and the people who persevered." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review"[R]efreshing." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
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About Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky; its sequel, Hattie Ever After; The Friendship Doll; Dear America: The Fences Between Us; Duke; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner Dash; Liberty; Audacity Jones to the Rescue; and its sequel Audacity Jones Steals the Show. She has also co-written the award-winning picture books Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle. She lives in Washington with her husband and Winston the Wonder Dog.
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1,272 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 46% (591)
4 33% (422)
3 15% (195)
2 3% (43)
1 2% (21)
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