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Thursday 14 April 2016

Review: A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy

Set in the poppy fields of France in World War II, A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy dips us into the action through dialogue.

Born from a photo of an orphan smuggled into Australia in a soldier’s rucksack, this fictional tale brings France in World War II to vibrant life. In just a few words, we learn the plight of French orphans, how soldiers adopted the occasional lucky dog to be mascot and how lonely soldiers were in those days.

Phil Lesnie’s snapshots of shipside farewells, the French countryside, ruins of a village and one adorable dog add depth to Libby Hathorn’s story. Educational yet full of heart, A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy will be a treasured part of any WWII collection.

Title: A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy
Author: Libby Hathorn
Illustrator: Phil Lesnie
Publisher: Lothian $24.95 RRP (e Book $14.99)
Publication Date: 22 March 2016
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780734416377
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book