04. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart, Michael G Montgomery (Illustrations), 160 pages, read by Angie, on 10/04/2013

Darling lives with her family in England. It is the height of WWI and dogs are in demand on the front. Her family sends her to be a soldier. She learns how to be a mercy, or red cross, dog. She finds wounded soldiers on the battlefield and brings her handler back with help. Darling is sent to the front lines in Belgium and sees several battles. She rescues lots of soldiers. During the a big battle she is wounded, but still manages to save several soldiers including her handler Private Kent. She becomes a hero of the war and is sent back home.

This was a cute little book perfect for beginning chapter book readers. It was interesting reading this from a dog’s perspective. I like the fact that it is pretty historically accurate. The author includes information on war dogs and WWI. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley.

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