by Michael Morpurgo

Reading Age: 9+

Interest level: 9+

by Michael Morpurgo

Befriended by a brave and loyal stray dog, Shadow, Aman and his mother survive a treacherous trip across war-ravaged Afghanistan. But now they are in danger again - can Shadow help them one more time?


This is a candid exploration of the injustices of war, at home and away, and an unflinching account of the treatment of asylum seekers. The book includes explanatory notes on the war in Afghanistan and the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre.


Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

About the author

  • Michael Morpurgo

    Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include Listen to the Moon, A Medal for Leroy and Shadow. His novel War Horse has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.


    Children's Laureate 2003-2005


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Average rating: 5/5

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I've read a lot of books by Michael morpurgo ive read a book called shadow which is really good so I'm going to give it 5 .because it is soooo goooood

Rating: 5 star
23 April 2016

I like this book because it is sad and I like sad books.

Rating: 5 star
wyndcliffe primary school
31 January 2014

Shadow is a lovely book full of emotion and determination, one boy and his mother take on a great journey and THEY NEVER GIVE UP to get out of the detention camp they meet an incredible dog on the way which will not give up till they get to England!!!

Rating: 5 star
20 June 2012

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