The Bomber Dog Paperback – 1 Aug 2013
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If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this (Sunday Express)
A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate (The Times)
About the Author
Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day, World War One and Two and most recently The Great Fire of London. An animal lover and dog-trainer, she draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs Traffy, Bella and Freya, and many fascinating and extraordinary animal stories to engage her readers.
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The book is based on a real life event and is a touching story about a true bond between canine and man and how they would die for one another!!! If you are a animal/dog lover this book will be a tear jerker!!! I read the story to my son who was doing world war 2 at school and he was then able to take the book into school for show and tell and to share his experience of the book with his teacher and school pupils. It is one of the better stories i have read and I highly recommend it!!!!
It felt at times like a younger 'Soldier Dog' (Sam Angus), with similarities of plot and character.
Like Rix's other books, this is set in World War II and focuses on dogs. We have Grey, brought over from France by the Resistance as a puppy. Rescued from living as a stray by Nathan, called up the next day, he sees Grey's potential as a trained War Dog and takes the German Shepherd to the War Dog training school, expecting he'll leave him there.
For the first time in Rix's 'war dog' series (as it could be called), we see more detail about the training process of volunteer animals, about life for these dogs.
There's a few coincidences that children will thrill at, but that seem a little tired and convenient for an adult reader.
The climactic scenes overseas seem quite short and rushed. Much more could have happened, but I expect there are more books to come.
It was nice to see Michael (the only recurring character), though in a very small part - I hope he features again in future books and we see more into his life as a dog trainer.
Nice enough story, lots of detail as ever about the period and war but in my opinion the weakest of the three Rix dog stories.
i did manage to finnesh it though it was hard to.
Completely petrified, Nathan had to jump out of a plane and started screaming. The sergeant heard him when Grey was barking with excitement. Such scenes that combine hilarious and thrilling situations are found throughout the book and this makes it interesting to the reader. However, there are also emotional parts of the book, when, for example, Nathan’s sister was crying when he had to go to the war. The book brings out a lot of powerful feelings to the reader and also teaches us how people are called to overcome difficult situations.
While I was reading the book I couldn’t put it down thanks to Megan Rix’s writing techniques that create an absolutely intriguing and fascinating atmosphere. I’d recommend this wonderful book for children over 9, because they would travel to one of the most important moments of the 20th century. Both entertaining and educational, Bomber Dog is an ideal present for every child.
I would recommend this book to children from 7 upwards because I thought it was a little bit scary in parts of the book.
I had no dislikes because I loved it the whole way through the book.