Soldier Dog

Soldier Dog

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With his older brother gone to fight in the Great War, and his father prone to sudden rages, 14-year-old Stanley devotes himself to taking care of the family's greyhound and puppies. Until the morning Stanley wakes to find the puppies gone.

Determined to find his brother, Stanley runs away to join an increasingly desperate army. Assigned to the experimental War Dog School, Stanley is given a problematic Great Dane named Bones to train. Against all odds, the pair excels, and Stanley is sent to France.

But in "Soldier Dog "by Sam Angus, the war in France is larger and more brutal than Stanley ever imagined. How can one young boy survive World War I and find his brother with only a dog to help?
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 23mm | 272g
  • New York
  • English
  • 1627657800
  • 9781627657808

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Praise for "Soldier Dog"

"A heart-warmer . . . you probably won't find a more exciting dog story out there." --"Booklist"

"An outstanding book, reminiscent of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse."" --"School Library Journal," starred review

"This is a fascinating slice of World War I history, and readers who like fiction about war, history, or dogs will find much to enjoy here." --"BCCB"


Praise for "A Horse Called Hero"

"Reunited with the horse in an emotional--albeit highly improbable--conclusion, the happy ending will please horse lovers who want historical novels with realism but not too much grit. Buy for collections where historical novels are popular, especially with boys." --Suanne Roush, "VOYA"

"A horse named Hero inspires his young owner to heroics in this suspenseful coming-of-age novel.... Adventure, a horse, faithfulness and truth--an arresting combination." --"Kirkus
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About Sam Angus

Sam Angus grew up in Spain. She studied literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and taught A-level English before becoming a ski-wear designer. She lives between London and Exmoor with an improvident quantity of children, horses, and dogs. "Soldier Dog" is her first novel.
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Rating details

821 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 45% (368)
4 32% (261)
3 17% (140)
2 4% (35)
1 2% (17)
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