by Tom Palmer
n/a Interest Age: 8-12
Jack canʼt wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. Itʼs 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 …
Cover artwork and vignettes for D-Day Dog by Tom Clohosy Cole
Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a super-readable layout and typeface so that even more readers can enjoy it. It is aimed at children aged 8-12.
Read the first chapter of D-Day Dog below: