Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

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Going through the twists and turns of Aman's history, this book will make the end of your tongue tingle and your eyes water.
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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!
 

About Michael Morpurgo

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British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003. He currently lives in Devon.
 
Published December 23, 2014 by Feiwel & Friends. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Purple Unicorns (group member) on Apr 16 2012

Going through the twists and turns of Aman's history, this book will make the end of your tongue tingle and your eyes water.

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