By Michael Morpurgo
U.S.: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan
Great Britain: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2010
Genre: Historical Fiction
A silver star badge. A little red train. A cave in Afghanistan. A “sniffer dog” named Shadow. An incredible story of escape, adversity, courage, and love. The kind that never gives in and never gives up.
It’s perfect for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which is a “Freebie.”
“We want you back.”
Kimber here, ready to introduce you to my new BFF: Shadow the springer spaniel. Aka: “Polly.” She’s a special bomb-sniffing dog. (Okay, she’s not quite as special as I am. But let’s not get picky here, okay?)
Wait. Where was I? Oh yeah. Shadow. She gets lost in Afghanistan during the war and is finally reunited with her old unit from the U.K. But not before finding her way into the heart of young Aman.