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HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010 - Afghan War, 2001- - 287 pages
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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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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Another wonderful story from one of my favorite children's authors. Morpurgo tells the touching story of an Afghan refugee boy named Aman and a loyal, heroic sniffer dog named Shadow. A moving story of friendship and survival. Read full review

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User Review  - brangwinn - LibraryThing

Morpurgo has created story that shows the plight of many Afghan citizens who fled their homeland as political refuges. Aman tells the story of his life as he and his mother await deportation back to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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