The Lost War Dog

The Lost War Dog
Author: Megan Rix
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780241455562
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brave, difficult and ultimately hopeful journey across wartime Germany of two best friends and the dog who brought them together. Tilly and Gretchen have been best friends all their lives, and Gretchen adores Tilly's beloved pet dachshund Wuffly like he's her own. But tensions are high in Germany in 1938. Tilly's Jewish family are in danger - and Gretchen's father is a train driver in the employ of the Nazis. Before long, Tilly is sent to England as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission. Heartbroken, she has to leave Wuffly and Gretchen behind. So begins an epic adventure as Gretchen makes the decision to follow her best friend and reunite her with her beloved dog - but when they touch down in England, Wuffly is immediately taken away. How will each of them fare, as German evacuees in England? And will the three friends ever be reunited in safety...?

War Dog

War Dog
Author: Damien Lewis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781405528078
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Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: Sphere
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they fled France and flew together with Bomber Command; the puppy - which Robert named Ant - becoming the Squadron mascot along the way. Wounded repeatedly in action, shot, facing crash-landings and parachute bailouts, Ant was eventually grounded due to injury. Even then he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'. Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.

The Bomber Dog

The Bomber Dog
Author: Megan Rix
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141347905
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Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bomber Dog is a heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during the Second World War and becomes a heroic war dog. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Lauren St John. GREY is just a puppy when he arrives at the War Dog Training school. NATHAN, his trainer, is a brave young soldier. WOLF is a war dog who's seen it all. Grey and Nathan soon become inseparable. Until the day a parachute jump goes tragically wrong . . . As the Second World War rages, Grey faces his most important mission yet: to find his best friend. With Wolf at his side, he must journey across France and behind enemy lines. His path is fraught with danger. Can he reach Nathan before it's too late? Praise for Megan Rix: 'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express 'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times 'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs. www.meganrix.com

EDGE A Rivets Short Story War Dog

EDGE   A Rivets Short Story  War Dog
Author: Chris Ryan
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781445123462
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Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Franklin Watts
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you ever think that a dog could save someone's life? I'm living proof that it can happen. My name's Jamie, and I want to tell you about something that happened to me last summer. You were probably on your school holidays. I was in Afghanistan, fighting the Taliban. I lost my leg doing it. But I can live with that. Because if it wasn't for a brave sniffer dog and his handler, I'd have lost a whole lot more... Told through the eyes of Jamie, an amputee veteran, WAR DOG is the story of Lance Corporal Sam Maguire, part of a bomb disposal squad in Afghanistan, and the springer spaniel sniffer dog Charlie who becomes his best friend. Chris Ryan fans: This title is a standalone short story published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children and young adults reading with confidence. EDGE - for books you can't put down.

War Dogs

War Dogs
Author: Greg Bear
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316335768
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN EPIC INTERSTELLAR TALE OF WAR FROM A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION. One more tour on the red. Maybe my last. They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back. It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap. They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin -- and they needed our help. And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always. These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth. On Mars.

Dogs of War

Dogs of War
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1800248938
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Release: 2021-08-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bio-engineered dog fights for its life and its right to life. From the Arthur C. Clark award-winning author of Children of Time.

Caesar the War Dog

Caesar the War Dog
Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781742756325
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Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This hero has four paws and a wagging tail! Based on the true stories of heroic military and service dogs who save countless lives. At the kennels, Caesar the chocolate labrador doesn't look special. But Corporal Ben Fulton sees something different - an intelligent dog whose curiosity will make him an excellent sniffer dog in the Australian Army. On operations in Afghanistan with Ben, Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving the lives of the soldiers. Then, during a Taliban ambush, Caesar is separated from his master. Ben and his best mate Charlie are seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital. But where is Caesar? From their home in Australia, Ben and his family search for clues that might reveal whether their beloved dog is still alive and surviving Afghanistan's bitter winter cold and capture by the Taliban. It will be a long road home, and Caesar will face many hardships along the way, but for this brave and loyal dog, anything is possible. Caesar the War Dog is based on the true story of Australian military dog Sarbi and its experiences in Afghanistan, combined with the factual experiences of Endal, the devoted British dog who cared for his wheelchair-bound ex-serviceman master and became the most decorated dog in history. 'I loved this book. It's one of the best war stories I have read and it's Australian ... Verdict: fantastic.' Herald Sun

War Dogs

War Dogs
Author: Shane Bryant,Tony Park
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1405039892
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: MacMillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Afghanistan, sometimes all that stands between coalition troops and death or serious injury is a dog. Highly trained dogs and their handlers search for improvised explosive devices or hidden weapons out on patrol with combat troops. It's a perilous job, often putting them right in the firing line, and making them high priority targets for the Taliban insurgents they're fighting.Shane Bryant, a former Australian Army dog handler, has spent the past four years in Afghanistan working with elite American special forces alongside his faithful dog. War Dogs is his story – a riveting account of the hidden war in the mountains and cities of the world's most dangerous conflict, and the comradeship between man and dog that has saved numerous lives.

Sergeant Rex

Sergeant Rex
Author: Mike Dowling
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781451635973
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Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the inspiring story of Sergeant Mike Dowling and his bomb-sniffing dog, Rex, as they navigated the always-dangerous Triangle of Death region in Iraq in 2004.

Shadow

Shadow
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780007423798
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Release: 2010-10-21
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller A stunning and moving novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world...

A Soldier s Friend

A Soldier s Friend
Author: Megan Rix
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141351919
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Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SAMMY is a football crazy rescue puppy. MOUSER is a fearless black and white tomcat. Together they make an unlikely pair that won't be parted, not even by the First World War. As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the trenches. Boldly criss-crossing no-man's land they make new friends of every nationality - and reunite with old ones. But on the muddy front line, under fire and constantly in danger, will their friendship be enough to save them so they can return home together? 'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express 'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times 'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs and The Bomber Dog www.meganrix.com

The Dog Crusoe and His Master

The Dog Crusoe and His Master
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Pages: 336
ISBN: UOM:39015078568949
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Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Rosa and the Daring Dog

Rosa and the Daring Dog
Author: Megan Rix
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780241369159
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Release: 2019-09-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brilliant new book from Megan Rix, telling the story of Rosa Parks from the perspective of a young girl and her faithful dog.

From Stray Dog to World War I Hero

From Stray Dog to World War I Hero
Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781612347929
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Release: 2015-11
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On the streets of Paris one day in July 1918, an American doughboy, Sgt. Jimmy Donovan, befriended a stray dog that he named Rags. No longer an unwanted street mutt, Rags became the mascot to the entire First Division of the American Expeditionary Force and a friend to the American troops who had crossed the Atlantic to fight. Rags was more than a scruffy face and a wagging tail, however. The little terrier mix was with the division at the crucial battle of Soissons, at the Saint-Mihiel offensive, and finally in the blood-and-mud bath of the Meuse-Argonne, during which he and his guardian were wounded. Despite being surrounded by distraction and danger, Rags learned to carry messages through gunfire, locate broken communications wire for the Signal Corps to repair, and alert soldiers to incoming shells, saving the lives of hundreds of American soldiers. Through it all, he brought inspiration to men with little to hope for, especially in the bitter last days of the war. From Stray Dog to World War I Hero covers Rags's entire life story, from the bomb-filled years of war through his secret journey to the United States that began his second life, one just as filled with drama and heartache. In years of peace, Rags served as a reminder to human survivors of what held men together when pushed past their limits by the horrors of battle. Watch a book trailer.

After the Lost War

After the Lost War
Author: Andrew Hudgins
Pages: 134
ISBN: 0395457130
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Release: 1988
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A long narrative poem follows the life of Sidney Lanier, a Southern poet, and his experiences during the Civil War

Lizzie and Lucky The Mystery of the Missing Puppies

Lizzie and Lucky  The Mystery of the Missing Puppies
Author: Megan Rix
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780241455524
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Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet Lizzie and Lucky: a sparky young detective and her loyal Dalmatian sidekick! The first title in a brand new illustrated series from beloved animal author Megan Rix. Lizzie is desperate for a dog. In order to convince her parents to get one, she has to come up with 101 reasons why she needs one. Lizzie is a master at making lists, so thinking of 101 reasons is going to be easy! Especially as she is deaf and could train one to be her hearing dog. But as Lizzie begins compiling her list, she witnesses an adorable puppy being snatched away and put into a van by a mysterious-looking man. Can Lizzie solve the case - and maybe find herself a loyal friend at the same time...?

Stubby the Dog Soldier

Stubby the Dog Soldier
Author: Blake Hoena
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781479584123
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Release: 2015
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stray dog named Stubby braves the World War I battlefields alongside Private J. Robert Conroy. See the story unfold as this brave little canine makes a big difference in the lives of many World War I soldiers.

War Dogs Tales of Canine Heroism History and Love

War Dogs  Tales of Canine Heroism  History  and Love
Author: Rebecca Frankel
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250112293
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs. Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.

Stubby the War Dog

Stubby the War Dog
Author: Ann Bausum
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781426314865
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Release: 2014
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Documents the heroic wartime achievements of a World War I mascot who was adopted by a soldier as an orphaned pup and who gained military honors and a display in the Smithsonian Institution for his brave service behind enemy lines. By the award-winning author of Muckrakers.

Will My Pet Go To Heaven

Will My Pet Go To Heaven
Author: Angela Shears,Tammy Fitzgerald,Shae Cooke,Donna Scuderi
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9780768490879
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Release: 2010-11-21
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is your special friend always waiting at the door for you with a wagging tail and an unconditional look of happiness? Is your favorite lap warmer always ready to keep you company on dark and stormy nights? No matter if your friend is furry, finned, feathered, or leathered, no doubt your pet plays an important role in your life and your family. In fact, your pet may be your family. But after the inevitable happens and you sob your last good-bye, will you see your pet again? In Heaven? Does your pet have a soul? Will your pet go to Heaven? This fun and light-hearted look at a seriously sad subject reveals many perspectives about Spot’s stairway to Heaven, Fluffy’s final resting place, and birds of Paradise. Will your pet rabbit rest in peace, or will your fish float forever in the septic tank? In addition to their own blend of passionate and compassionate diva dialogue, the four writers quote devoted pet owners, clergy, friends, family, and even those who just aren’t “pet people.” From the variety of perspectives and opinions, this is a heart-warming, tail-wagging conversation sure to keep you smiling from now until then…