Shadow

A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world…

This is the story of Aman, as told in his own words – a boy from Afghanistan fleeing the horror of the Afghan war. When a western dog shows up outside the caves where Aman lives with his mother, Aman is initially repulsed – it is not customary for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother finally decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog Aman has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be…

VIDEOS

Introduction from Michael

TEACHING RESOURCES

Classroom Presentation for Key Stage 2

Shadow - Click to download

Teaching Resources

Writing Challenge

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Award-winning new book Shadow

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Shadow is out now in paperback!

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