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Soldier Dog and A horse Called Hero by Sam Angus: 250+ Book Giveaway! (INT)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It’s 1917. In the trenches of France, miles from home, Stanley is a boy fighting a man’s war. He is a dog handler, whose dog must be so loyal that he will cross no-man’s-land alone under heavy fire to return to Stanley’s side, carrying a message that could save countless lives. But this journey is fraught with danger, and only the bravest will survive.

As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the true horror of war, he comes to realize that the loyalty of his dog is the only thing he can rely on. . .

Goodreads Summary

It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride. Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name...

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Author Bio/Links:

I was born in Italy, grew up in France and Spain and was educated rather haphazardly in most of these countries, at many different schools. I was asked to leave at least one school. I studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge where I kept a dog until he was discovered being smuggled out of college in a laundry basket. So I was summoned and asked to leave Cambridge too. Unless the dog left, in which case I might stay.
I taught A level English before spending a decade in the fashion industry and now write full time.
I live between Exmoor and London with improvident numbers of children, dogs and horses.
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  1. Unknown said...:

    Entered the giveaway! Well, it reminds me of Hachiko

  1. Soldier Dog is a beautiful story. Great one to share as it is the anniversary of the First World War.

  1. Kyla said...:

    I love it because it involves pets. I'm a pet lover myself.

  1. Both books sound really good, and I like them because they both take place during a war and also involve animals.

  1. bn100 said...:

    the animal part

  1. The historical period - most interesting.

  1. +JMJ+

    I'm intrigued by the WWI setting of Soldier Dog. It seems that most war novels for young readers are about WWII, and I'm kind of burnt out on that time period.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  1. Daniel M said...:

    like reading about the era, often imagine living in other times - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Natasha said...:

    I like that the setting and the animal part.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Soldier Dog is the simple yet perfect example of loyality and friendship between a man and his dog and the fact that the novel is set during WWI makes me like it even more!

  1. Kristia said...:

    I love reading relationships between men and animals. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  1. MaySam said...:

    Entered the giveaway!

  1. Kiku said...:

    I've read little books with animals, but I've liked them :)