A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller -- featuring the bravest dog in all the world! This is the story of Aman, as told in his own words -- a boy from Afghanistan fleeing the horror of the Afghan war. When a western dog shows up outside the caves where Aman lives with his mother, Aman is initially repulsed -- it is not customary for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother finally decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog Aman has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be!
This book is great and I loved it along with all the other Michael Morpurgo books!
I can't wait to read all of this book, I'm in the middle of it right now, a friend gave it to me but the book made her cry.
What a fantastic story! My 7 year old son bought this at his school's book fair, and we read it together at bedtime. He was in tears at various points but wanted me to keep reading. Michael Morpurgo may be known as a 'childrens' author but I would defy many a grown-up not to be moved by this story which was well-written, excellently researched and very relevant.
Christina A, 18/03/2011
Well, what can I say - very moving from start to finish. Couldn't put book down, passed it onto a friend and it made her cry.