Keenan, Sheila.DOGS OF WAR
New York : Graphix, 2013IL 3-6, RL 2.9
In the first story, a sixteen-year old soldier and his dog Boots face brutal trench warfare during WWI. When they're separated from their unit, the boy and the dog have to fend for themselves in the middle of a war zone. In the second, a sled dog named Loki and a American are chased across the tundra by Nazis. In the final story, a veteran remembers Sheba, the service dog who kept him alive in the jungles of the Vietnam War.
With art straight out of a comic
book, these stories about friendships, bravery, and the
cost of war for soldiers both human and animal.
(Emily Calkins, Teen Services Librarian, King County
Incorporating the history of three different wars and showing dogs in a variety of situations, this graphic novel tells the tale of soldiers and their service dogs through short stories. It highlights the heroic, life-saving acts of these soldier and dog teams as well as the importance of companionship, particularly in the midst of war. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
|SUBJECTS: Cartoons and comics.
Dogs -- War use -- Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.