Soldier Dog by Sam AngusThe best novel Ive read in ages! If you love dogs this is the book for you. Please dont be put off by the war theme. I have no real interest in war books, and chose it solely because of the dog theme.
I read it over 3 nights, as I found it very hard to put down, and cried at least twice each night. It left me loving my own dogs even more. Even though I read this a few months ago, I still regularly think about this book and how it affected me emotionally. This book will stay with me forever, and constantly remind me of that special relationship between human and dog.
I would definitely read this again, and have recommended it to everyone I know.
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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. I strongly recommend this action-packed book to everyone. I give it five stars out of five! Thank you to Sam Angus for writing this brilliant book. It is fiction that skilfully unites drama and danger, but it is based on fact with dogs really used by both sides to carry messages as author Sam Angus confirms via a note on The Messenger Dog Service stating how some , dogs served the warring nations and of these 7, were killed. However it is intertwined with an evocatively harrowing portrayal of brutal trench warfare that for young and older readers will raise awareness, will be thought provoking, and will be inspirational. As I read this story my heart pounded and I had a lump in my throat…truly unputdownable.
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Soldier Dog by Sam Angus is an emotional, action-packed, moving book set during the First World War, perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, with a new cover for the year commemorations in It's In the trenches of France, miles from home in England, Stanley is a boy fighting a man's war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man's-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley's side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on. See more book details 20 September