New York : Scholastic Press, 2013
IL 3-6. RL 3.5
||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
Award Nominee, 2016)
|SUBJECTS: Dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- War use -- Fiction.
German shepherd dog -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.