Soldier Dog (Paperback)
  • Soldier Dog (Paperback)

Soldier Dog (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/07/2012
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Stanley's dad hasn't been the same since his wife died and his eldest son went off to fight in the war. Now Stanley is either invisible to his dad or the object of one of his rages, and his only friend is his dad's prizewinning greyhound, Rocket. But one day Rocket escapes, and the result is a litter of non-thoroughbred puppies that Da says will all have to be drowned, even Stanley's favourite puppy, Solider. Stanley is so angry with his father that he runs away and enlists in the army to train as a messenger dog handler, and despite being far too young he's soon heading to France with a great Dane called Bones by his side. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the horrors of war, he comes to realise that the loyalty of his dog is the one thing he can rely on. But his father hasn't given up on him, and extraordinary circumstances will bring them together once more ...

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447220053

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“loved it”

Brilliant book!
This book does for dog's what 'warhorse' does for horse's.
Based during the first world war and it is about the 'war messenger dog's' and their work. A really... More

Paperback edition
23rd February 2013
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Soldier Dog is an epic tale of unexpected friendship in the extremes of war.
When things get too much at home between Stanley and his dad, Stanley feels his only option is to lie about his age and sign up to the army.... More

Paperback edition
24th June 2012
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“I didn't enjoy this”

I really struggled with Solider Dog; I found it so hard to stick to that I ended up putting it aside and reading other books before I came back to finish it. Now that I have finished I am really disappointed in it, as... More

Paperback edition
21st February 2013
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