Reader Reviewed The Bomber Dog by Megan Rix

The Bomber Dog

Written by Megan Rix

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August 2013 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category. The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during the Second World War and becomes a heroic war dog. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Lauren St John.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Lee Dobinson, age 10 - 'If you enjoy war stories you’ll love reading about what life was like for animals that were used during WWII.  Megan Rix has written a winner here.'  Read full review >
  • Mollie O’Loghlen, aged 10 - ' I give it 5 stars and  have recommended it to all my friends.'  Read full review >
  • Alice D'Angelo, age 14 - 'I sped through this book and soon lost consciousness of turning the pages and became part of the flow of the story.' Read full review >
  • Adam Graham, age 10 - 'This book is a gripping story about a man named Nathan and his beloved dog Grey who are almost inseparable even though they have only been together for a matter of weeks.' Read full review >
  • James Goodall, age 9 - 'A brave journey across a war torn country - how far would you go for friendship? This book is so cool...I recommend you read it!' Read full review >
  • Benjy Randall - 'The Bomber Dog is a super exciting book...I was totally absorbed in the story and found myself reading it at every opportunity - even when I was doing my teeth! Overall I really loved the book and would definitely recommend it - it is probably one of my top choices this year so far.  I am planning to read Megan Rix's other books as soon as I possibly can!' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 9  a perfect mix of heart warming friendship and thrilling adventure.  I've never read anything like it and it has inspired me to learn more about the lives of military dogs during the war.  I can't wait to read Megan Rix's other books but, in the mean time, I'll be reading this fantastic book again! Read full review >


The Bomber Dog by Megan Rix

Grey is just a puppy when he arrives at the War Dog Training school. Nathan, his trainer, is a brave young soldier. Wolf is a war dog who's seen it all. Grey and Nathan soon become inseparable. Until the day a parachute jump goes tragically wrong...As the Second World War rages, Grey faces his most important mission yet: to find his best friend. With Wolf at his side, he must journey across France and behind enemy lines. His path is fraught with danger. Can he reach Nathan before it's too late?


If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this Sunday Express

A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate The Times

About the Author

Megan Rix

Megan Rix was born in London and lived in America, Singapore and New Zealand before marrying and moving to the East of England. When not writing she can be found walking by the river with her dogs, Traffy and Bella, who are usually in the river.

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304 pages


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2013




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