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Caesar the War Dog : Caesar the War Dog - Stephen Dando-Collins

Caesar the War Dog

Caesar the War Dog

Paperback

Published: 2nd July 2012
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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Product Description

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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4.3

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5.0

Excellent!

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Caesar the War Dog:

      I bought this book for my 11 year-old son. He finished it in a couple of days and said it was the best book he's ever read! He handed it to me and said "Mum, you've got to read it right away!" I think that says everything!

       
      5.0

      Son loved it!

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      from Sydney, AU

      About Me Everyday Reader

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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!

         
        3.0

        Suit late teen early 20s Dog lover

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        from NSW

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        Pros

        • Good Story With Moral

        Cons

        • Not the Author's Best

        Best Uses

        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Caesar the War Dog:

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        made hairs stand up on arms

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        from sunbury, victoria, australia

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        Pros

        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

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            Comments about Caesar the War Dog:

            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
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.0
            Weight (kg): 0.25
            Edition Number: 1