Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

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Author of War Horse, and bestselling storyteller Michael Morpurgo touched our hearts with this beautiful story of a boy, his lost dog, and the lengths he would go to be reunited. This timely story of battle-scarred Afghanistan delivers a masterful portrait of war, love, and friendship.

With the horrors of war bearing down on them, Aman and his mother are barely surviving in an Afghan cave, and staying there any longer will end horribly. The only comfort Aman has is Shadow, the loyal spaniel that shows up from places unknown, it seems, just when Aman needs him most.

Aman, his mother, and Shadow finally leave the destroyed cave in hopes of escaping to England, but are held at a checkpoint, and Shadow runs away after being shot at by the police. Aman and his mother escape--without Shadow. Aman is heart-broken.

Just as they are getting settled as free citizens in England, they are imprisoned in a camp with locked doors and a barbed wire fence. Their only hope is Aman's classmate Matt, his grandpa, and the dream of finding his lost dog. After all, you never lose your shadow.

 

About Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo, a Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the author of over 100 children's books, including An Elephant in the Garden. His recent bestseller here and in Britain, War Horse, debuted on Broadway in 2011, and is now a film by Steven Spielberg.
 
Published December 23, 2014 by Feiwel & Friends. 192 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Horror, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Two 14-year-old boys, one Afghan and one English, find friendship with each other and with two exceptional dogs.

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The Guardian

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Shadow, by Micheal Morpurgo, is an amazing book, its got an amazing plot.

Aug 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Shadow

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I think that this book is the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Shadow

The Guardian

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This story is about a boy called Aman and his mother who are from Afghanistan they are forced to live in a cave and that is where Aman finds Shadow… Shadow by Michael Morpurgo ...

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The Guardian

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Shadow is a tearjerker of a book which is written by all-star author Michael Morpurgo.

Jun 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Shadow

The Guardian

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This book is all about a boy named Aman and the story of his life.

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Publishers Weekly

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Morpurgo (War Horse) fuses the devastation of war, anguish of the refugee experience, pain of losing loved ones, healing power of friendship, and redemptive influence of a dog's loyalty in this multifaceted novel, first published in 2010.

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Shadow

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