- 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.