Duke (Dogs of World War II)

Duke (Dogs of World War II)

By Kirby Larson

7 ratings 12 reviews 21 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 4n/a3.537911
With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again?
With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780545416382
ISBN-10: 0545416388
Published on 4/28/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 240

Book Reviews (13)

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Omg, this was sad and surprising!

Ina Ina

Loved your book its great!

It was a fantastic story. It really moved me. I loved how it showed him writing notes to Duke. Just overall vary good book.

This is an amazing story. I cried a lot.

SO GOOD a real page turner. I reccomend it to everyone a great historical fiction book. :-)

This is a great book that's a constant page turner and heartfelt I cried every time.This is a must read.

Every time I cry.

I loved the story between the dog and the boy. Definitely would read it again.

Bunny Bunny

I can't wait to read this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a dog named Duke and he's the best! : )

That sounds like such a good book that is very heart warming. I think I'm going to try to read it this year as well as many other books! I hope I get to it!

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