“As ever, Morpurgo’s warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This caught my eye in a book sale, namely because we have a dog at home called Shadow, and so I picked it up for my daughter. It’s aimed at 8 to 10 year-olds and to see if my daughter would cope OK with the language, I started reading the first page. Two hours later I’d finished the entire book, and although I am closer to 40 than 10, I thoroughly enjoyed it and the story has stayed with me.
I’m not saying that Shadow is a book for all ages, it’s definitely written perfectly for its target audience and I’d have loved to read a more ‘adult’ in depth version, but for children this is a truly beautiful book and it would probably be an enjoyable quick read for any adult too.