Sheltering from the horrors of the Afghan war, a boy, Aman, finds a dog outside the cave where he lives with his mother. At first, he is repulsed. It is not normal for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother flee in a desperate bid for freedom, the dog he has called Shadow will not leave their side. For the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be… Told by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by master artist Christian Birmingham, this is the stunning, moving tale of the bravest dog in all the world!

“Passionate and touching.” Julia Eccleshare

“As ever, Morpurgo’s warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.” Amanda Craig

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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