D-Day Dog

by Tom Palmer

A boy learns about the fate of a young soldier and his dog who took part in the D-Day landings during World War II. Jack can’t wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It’s his chance to learn more about the war heroes he has
always admired – brave men like his dad, who is a Reserve soldier. But when his dad is called up to action and things at home spiral out of control, everything Jack believes about war is thrown into question.

Finding comfort only in the presence of his loyal dog, Finn, Jack is drawn to the heart-wrenching true story of one particular D-Day paratrooper. On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen – and Jack is determined to discover their fate.

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Castle Carrock Primary
Castle Carrock Primary
20th January 2020 9:19 am

This book is heart warming and adventurous. Jack is a boy who is very connected to his dog – Finn- in his class is learning about D-day and going to Normandy for a week. How will Finn react?

Leeming Raf School
Leeming Raf School
4th February 2020 6:25 pm

This is a great book and highly recommend to anyone who likes war books.

Oatlands Junior School
Oatlands Junior School
26th February 2020 3:00 pm

This is a book with warm hearted adventures and a few sad bits but you can focus on the good ones. The book is really good adventure story but one character caught my eye which is Jack, he is a really nice boy and there is a good surprise for him – but what could it be?

Thomlinson Junior School
Thomlinson Junior School
17th March 2020 9:20 am

This heart warming story about a boy and his dog in search of the truth, is one of our favourites so far. Very emotional, it makes you want to read on and find out what is going to happen next. We’d definitely recommend this to anyone!

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