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Shadow / Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham.

By: Morpurgo, Michael, 1943- [author,, editor.].
Contributor(s): Birmingham, Christian [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780007339617; 0007339615; 9780007339600; 0007339607.Subject(s): Human-animal relationships -- Children's fiction | Dogs -- War use -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: 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, the question is - will Shadow and his trainer ever be reunited...? Ages 7+.
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Children's Fiction MORP (Browse shelf) 1 Available I2090924
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<p>A powerful novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller...</p> <p>Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a Springer Spaniel appears - thin and war-ravaged - in the mouth of their Afghan cave. Nursed back to health by Aman, the dog becomes a constant companion, a shadow, and that's what Aman decides to call her.</p> <p>But life in Afghanistan becomes more dangerous by the moment. Eventually, Aman, his mother and Shadow find the courage to embark upon the treacherous journey from war-torn Afghanistan to the safely of a relative's home in Manchester, England.</p> <p>But how far can Shadow lead them? And in this terrifying new world, is anywhere really safe...'</p>

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, the question is - will Shadow and his trainer ever be reunited...? Ages 7+.

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