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Caesar the War Dog - Stephen Dando-Collins

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Published: 2nd July 2012
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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This hero has four paws and a wagging tail!

At the kennels, Caesar the chocolate labrador doesn't look special. But Corporal Ben Fulton sees something different - an intelligent dog whose curiosity will make him an excellent sniffer dog in the Australian Army.

On operations in Afghanistan with Ben, Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving the lives of the soldiers. Then, during a Taliban ambush, Caesar is separated from his master. Ben and his best mate Charlie are seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital.

But where is Caesar? From their home in Australia, Ben and his family search for clues that might reveal whether their beloved dog is still alive and surviving Afghanistan's bitter winter cold and capture by the Taliban.

It will be a long road home, and Caesar will face many hardships along the way, but for this brave and loyal dog, anything is possible.

Caesar the War Dog is based on the true story of Australian military dog Sarbi and its experiences in Afghanistan, combined with the factual experiences of Endal, the devoted British dog who cared for his wheelchair-bound ex-serviceman master and became the most decorated dog in history.

About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny and a successful series of popular histories about the legions of ancient Rome published in the US, UK, and Australia: Caesar's Legion, Nero's Killing Machine and Mark Antony's Heroes. Pasteur's Gambit was shortlisted for the science prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and won the Queensland Premier's Science Award. Crack Hardy, his most personal history, received wide acclaim.

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        5.0

        Son loved it!

        By Robertf

        from Sydney, AU

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Great For Lab Lover
        • Page Turner
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Caesar the War Dog:

          Bought this for my son who'd read the 2nd Caesar book - he loved it!

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          3.0

          Suit late teen early 20s Dog lover

          By Barney

          from NSW

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          Pros

          • Good Story With Moral

          Cons

          • Not the Author's Best

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          Comments about Caesar the War Dog:

          It is a great story,loosely based on fact
          Has agreat thread which has a message

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          4.0

          made hairs stand up on arms

          By LeanneTuck

          from sunbury, victoria, australia

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          • Suspenseful
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              not the sort of book i normally read but a fantastic story, made the hairs on my arms stand up a few times and also brought on the water works!

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              ""Caesar the War Dog" has all the elements of a terrific story for children--adventure, mystery, suspense, courage, friendship and loyalty... I simply could not stop reading it; I had to find out what happened to Caesar!" --Smart Books for Smart Kids

              ISBN: 9781742756318
              ISBN-10: 174275631X
              Series: Caesar the War Dog
              Audience: Children
              For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
              For Grades: 3 - 6
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 304
              Published: 2nd July 2012
              Publisher: Random House Australia
              Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3  x 2.2
              Weight (kg): 0.23