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.

Tom Palmer


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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?

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