Morpurgo, Michael

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Teenager Aman and his mother lose their loyal spaniel Shadow while escaping Afghanistan to flee to England. Now they must depend on a friend and his grandfather to enable Shadow's return.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 0312606591
Branch Call Number: J MORPURG
Characteristics: 180 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Dec 16, 2014

Life in Afghanistan is terrifying for Aman and his family and they want nothing more than to escape. When a Springer Spaniel appears in the mouth of their cave, Aman nurses the dog back to health. The dog is like a “friendly shadow” that stays with Aman and his family and so he decides to call her Shadow. When life becomes more dangerous, Aman and his mother leave their home and escape, with Shadow leading the way.

One of the things I like about Michael Morpurgo’s books is that you often get two stories in one. In Shadow you get the story of Aman and Shadow, but also the story of Matt and his grandfather who fight to free Aman from the refugee detention centre in England. There are sad things that happen in the story but there are also plenty of good things that happen, like Aman finding Shadow.

This is the perfect book for anyone who likes animal stories, survival stories, and stories about people from other cultures. Recommended for 9+ 10 out of 10

Jan 30, 2014

AN AWESOME BOOK!!!!! Love the puppy

Jan 04, 2014
  • emmadragons rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book nothing really happened. Not my cup of tea.

Jun 03, 2013

This a really good book i highly suggest it to 10 to 13

Apr 05, 2013
  • HJEHudson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I cant wait to read this

Jan 01, 2013

I recommend this high quality book for 4th/5th graders and up. The story is riveting. Morpurgo exposes the cruelties of war as seen through a child's eyes, and the complexity of immigration and deportation.
Though by the same author as War Horse, this book is a much easier read.

Dec 28, 2012

I love the book, its about a boy who has to hide from the war in afganistan, very sad in some part but you still can't stop reading it!

Sep 20, 2012

Morpugo's best book ever

Feb 01, 2011
  • TheAmazingBookworm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a great book by Michael Morpurgo that exposes the evil in detention centres. Highly recommendable for readers that want to find out about detention centres or just need a good quality book to burn off some extra time.


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Jan 30, 2014

IJohn thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 30

Feb 01, 2011
  • TheAmazingBookworm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

TheAmazingBookworm thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 80


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