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Product description

A heart-lifting, heartbreaking story by Michael Morpurgo, the second-biggest children’s author in the UK.

In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German prisoner of war for the children of the British family with which he stayed after the fighting ended. This is the story of how it got there…

When the Bismarck sinks, one of the only German survivors is taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war. Sent to live with a host family, Walter must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, though, he finds a friend in ten-year-old Grace. So when the time finally comes to go back to Germany, it’s an emotional parting, with Walter leaving Grace with only a carved wooden dog to remember him by. The question is, will Walter and Grace ever meet again? In 1966, with the World Cup coming to Britain, that opportunity may just have come along.

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

New

UK edition

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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