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Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

Love War Horse? Then don’t miss this incredible story of two puppies who become heroes of the Blitz.

Bark and Howl are two puppies born on the London Underground. Sheba is an elderly one-eared cat. At the start of the Second World War, Bark and Howl are lost in the dark maze of tunnels under London. With Sheba’s help, they learn how to survive. But when the bombs begin to fall, the puppies are separated. Alone in the deep darkness, they are terrified. But they know the tunnels so well – only they can lead hundreds of trapped people out of danger. Will Bark and Howl find each other, and lead the trapped Londoners back to safety? Any reader who loves animals and war stories will go wild for Victory Dogs.

“If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this.” Express

“A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense.” The Times

Product Details







Date published

May 13th, 2006

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.0; Middle years; 6.0 points



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  1. bluepeter123456
    on 15 January 2016

    I am reading this book on my Nook (it’s a little bit like a Kindle) and so far it’s really good. When I started reading it I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to know what happened next. I won’t spoil the story for anyone who wants to read it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs and who likes adventure.

  2. dolphingirl7
    on 30 May 2015

    I love megan rix

    5out of 5
  3. nickjohnson
    on 19 June 2014

    this a great book would recomend

  4. Spidergirl
    on 9 March 2014

    it is a great and interesting book

    3out of 5
  5. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A fascinating but sad book

    5out of 5
  6. heart29
    on 6 March 2014

    such a great book!

    4out of 5
  7. Nimitumpi
    on 5 March 2014

    I really like this book. It is so fun when you read it because it actually feels like you are in the story and seeing what you read. It is a book for somebody who likes getting stuck into a good book. It is about a dog who gets scared about the bombing , runs away and has puppies. In the end one of the puppies saves hundreds of peoples lives. I would definitely recommend this book.