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Larson, Kirby.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013
IL 3-6. RL 3.5
ISBN 054541637X

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What would you do if you were an eleven year old trying to help with the war effort?  Hobie Hanson and his family are doing everything they can to help out.  In school, Hobie is even buying war stamps, but he just doesn’t feel like he is doing enough.  Then Hobie learns about the Dogs for Defense and how the organization encourages people to loan their dogs to the military.  Hobie decides that this is a way that he can really make a difference and decides to donate Duke to the organization.  When Duke is teamed up with Marine, Pfc. Marvin Corff and a War Dog Platoon, Hobie decides he has made a mistake.  He tries everything he can think of in order to get Duke back, but it doesn’t work.  Soon he learns that the enemy has captured his father and that Duke and Pfc. Marv were injured in battle.  Will Hobie ever see his father again?  Will Duke make it back from the war?  Read Duke by Kirby Larson, in order to find out the fate of Hobie’s family.  (Prepared by:  Traci Nelson, Aiken Elementary School,  South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Dogs -- War use -- Fiction.
                        German shepherd dog -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.

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