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Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Product description

In the Imperial War Museum is a carved wooden Dachshund, made by a German prisoner of war. This is the incredible story of how it got there…

When the battleship Bismarck sinks in 1941, young sailor Walter is one of the only German survivors. He is taken aboard a British ship as a prisoner of war, and sent to live with a host family in England. Now Walter must adapt to a new way of life in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, though, he finds a firm friend in ten-year-old Grace, the family’s daughter. When the time finally comes for Walter to go back to Germany, he leaves Grace a carved wooden dog to remember him by. The question is – will Walter and Grace ever meet again? In 1966, when the World Cup comes to Britain, their chance may have come… Illustrated by Michael Foreman, this heart-lifting story explores the power of friendship and the futility of war.

“[Morpurgo] really is a master at this sort of thing; not a word is wasted.” The Telegraph

“This is a very touching, absorbing story vividly bringing events to life.” Primary Times

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007491636

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date published

January 3rd, 2013

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years; 2.0 points

Condition

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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What kids think

  1. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  2. Nashdasher
    on 7 March 2013

    A very touching story you really feel for the boy

    4out of 5
  3. Helloioioi
    on 7 March 2013

    this book looks great

  4. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 7 March 2013

    Amazing all the way, one of the best books ever that ive read, I love it! :D

  5. Paradise56
    on 6 March 2013

    amazing book you can actually feel the feeling of the boy

  6. natashakrywald
    on 6 March 2013

    worth reading. very good and well written

  7. samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    Another fantastic book by Micheal Morpurgo.

    Well worth a read. :)

    5out of 5