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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 Aan has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be.
Publisher: [Bath, England] : Oakhill Publishing Limited, 2013.
ISBN: 9780007574469
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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ChristchurchKids Jan 18, 2015

Life in Afghanistan is terrifying for Aman and his family and they want nothing more than to escape. When a Springer Spaniel appears in the mouth of their cave, Aman nurses the dog back to health. The dog is like a “friendly shadow” that stays with Aman and his family and so he decides to call her Shadow. When life becomes more dangerous, Aman and his mother leave their home and escape, with Shadow leading the way.
One of the things I like about Michael Morpurgo’s books is that you often get two stories in one. In Shadow you get the story of Aman and Shadow, but also the story of Matt and his grandfather who fight to free Aman from the refugee detention centre in England. There are sad things that happen in the story but there are also plenty of good things that happen, like Aman finding Shadow.
This is the perfect book for anyone who likes animal stories, survival stories, and stories about people from other cultures. Recommended for 9+ 10 out of 10

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