PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2011
Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation's favourite storyteller A stunning and moving 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...
"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig in the Times "passionate and touching" - Julia Eccleshare
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.