War Dog by Martin Booth

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Jet, a black Labrador, was well-trained by a young English poacher, Fred Parry. When Fred is caught and jailed shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Jet is requisitioned by the army, where her training stands her in good stead. This is the fast-paced story about a remarkable dog whom the reader soon comes to love.

About Martin Booth

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Martin Booth (September 7, 1944-February 12, 2004) was a prolific British novelist and poet. He also worked as a teacher and screenwriter, and was the founder of the Sceptre Press. Booth died after an 18-month struggle with cancer in 2004.
Published July 25, 1996 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd. 144 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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In his first novel for young readers, Booth (Dreaming of Samarkand, 1990, etc.) introduces Jet, a black Labrador hero in the tradition of Rin Tin Tin.

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A captivating subplot involves Fred, the poacher, who joins the army to look for Jet, hoping to get her back as she's traded from owner to owner and renamed Jess, Bess and D67.

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