Morpurgo, Michael

Shadow - Paperback - London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2011. - 287 p. : 18 cm.

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.



War -- Juvenile fiction.
Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- War use -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships.