Soldier Dog

Sam Angus

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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 and find his brother with only a dog to help?

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13 May 1917
 

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Twelve hours had passed. He’d last seen her at eight that morning. Faint with exhaustion and hunger, Stanley sank down. How on earth could he find a creature lighter and quieter than the wind? He called out to her but his voice was caught up and whisked away over the sedge grass. All day out searching he’d seen only five dogs. There were fewer dogs in Longridge now, just as there was less of everything, because of the War.
He rose and pushed his bicycle up, on beneath the tracery of a rowan, dizzyingly suffused and glowing with tarnished

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"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


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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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Feiwel & Friends
April 2013
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ISBN: 9781250037640
ISBN10: 1250037646
Middle-Grade Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
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April 2013
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ISBN: 9781250018649
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Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
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