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The Victory Dogs

DirectorsThe Victory Dogs
by Megan Rix


Shortlisted

So far we have received 46 reviews of The Victory Dogs. You can read them below.

Chloe Henshall from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I really enjoyed this book it is about the second world war.
The main charters are Bark and Howl ,who are dogs. Amy's
granddad's house got burnt down by a bomb and he had to live
with Amy.
I picked this book because it was about dogs and I liked some
dogs.
If you like dogs I would pick this book.
This was first book I picked.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isabelle from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

I think that the victory dogs by megan rix sounds really
awesome!!!
Also I like dogs (a lot)
By Isabelle

Marks out of 10: 10

Nayah from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I found this book amazing because two pups save londons people.
I rate a 1000.

Marks out of 10: 10

Jessica-Lea from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

EPIC BOOK!!! I absolutely love dogs, they are my favourite
animal and this book defiantly is on my favourite book list!
Will these two pups Bark and Howl survive the blitz of WW2?
Read The Victory Dogs to find out! If your an animal lover like
me, this is defiantly the book to read :-D

Marks out of 10: 9

Sam from Year 5, Adwick Park Junior School:

Marks out of 10: 10

Sam from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

I thought victory dogs was a exquisite book bark and howl sadly
got split up and in the end saved the whole London underground
through the tunnels of which Bark and Howl were born from there
mum misty who ran away from home because of the nearby bombs
from the German planes and got hit by a lolly.

Marks out of 10: 9

Rashmi from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

It was a heartbreaking story and a sad story. Blurb:Bark and
Howl are two puppies, born in London underground. Sheba is a
elderly one eared cat. I swear this is the best story I have
ever read in my entire life it tears my heart to pieces and I
would put 50000000 out of 50000000

Thankyou
Megan Rix
For This Wonderful Book

Marks out of 10: 10

alexander from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

This book is great for people who like dogs

Marks out of 10: 10

Alex from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

I would really like to read this book because it sounds sad,
interesting, well written and it sounds so real. This book
sounds amazing!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

eleanor from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

hi this book looks so adorable whats it about oh i think i know
is it about 1 dog and another dog die but they had puppies
before they died who will look after them who knows nobody does
will the puppies survive.

Marks out of 10: 10

james from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

hi im james i would like to read victory dogs because it
because it souds adorable

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie mae from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

I chose this book out from all the others becasue it looked
like the most effective and overwelming story. And the cover
was so adoriable also. I loved that it had some tense sentences
for example "when misty the dog ran away pregnant with her pups
during the war,it was so heart breaking and you actually feel
like you're her owner and you need to find her as soon as
possiable just i case you don't. I do recommend this book to
any age group esspecially if you're a dog lover like me. It's a
great story to read and I really enjoyed reading this
spectacular book! That why i rated it 10/10 !!

Marks out of 10: 10

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I found this book interesting because it is about animals. The
book is set in The London Underground which is where Bark and
Howl are born. The Blitz begins and Bark and Howl don't know
how to survive so they ask for Sheba's help. Sheba is a
one-eared cat who helps the two puppies to survive the start of
the Second World War until they become separated from each
other. I would recommend this book to year 5, 6 and the start
of secondary school to read.

Marks out of 10: 6

kyra from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

so far bombs has began to fall and a dog called misty ran away
and now cant find her way back home and she is pregnent. bombs
start again but still no misty. a cat called sheba forces to
wear heated colours sheba owner leaves her alone with no food
or water but shaba can survive on her own she dosent remember
the feeling of a human tooch sheba meets misty and misty has
her puppies jack her owner says we will never let hitler win.

Marks out of 10: 8

Holly Lawley from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

It is about two dogs one of then is having a puppy also it is
in ww2. iwill recamend it to a friend. 9/10

Marks out of 10: 9

Holly Lawley from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

It is about two dogs one of then is having a puppy also it is
in ww2. iwill recamend it to a friend. 9/10

Marks out of 10: 9

Tamsyn from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I liked this book because it was set in WW2, plus the way
things are described makes me feel like I was there, I know all
the feelings. The thing I disliked was that half-way through I
lost interest a bit in it. I would recommend the book to
people who are interested in world war 2 or who like animals.

Marks out of 10: 5

Patrycja from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

Hello my name is Patrycja and Im writing a review about the
Victory Dogs the book was amazing because they had wonderfull
language for children.As well as reading other books you should
read this book as a grown up or a child.Thank you for reading
my review!.

Marks out of 10: 10

jessica from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

Hello my name is jessica and I am writing a review about the
victory dogs. I think that it is a outstanding book for
children and I think that someone else would love this book as
much as I did. Thank you for reading my review.

Marks out of 10: 10

Lauren from Year 5, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is about a boy called Jack who goes off into WW2.
There is also a dog called Misty who gets knocked over by a
lorry. My favourite part is when Misty has her puppies, Bark
and Howl. There was nothing that I disliked about this book. I
would recommend this book to boys and girls. I would mark this
book 10/10. The genre of this book is adventure.

Marks out of 10: 10

Georgia from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

This book is about adventure and is set in world war two. It is
sad so take my advice I wouldn't read it if you like happy
stroies. I would give this book 9 out of 10. I would recommend
the book to girls and boys. The genre of this book is history.
I really like the part when misty gives birth to two puppies,
it is so sweet.

Marks out of 10: 9

Summerlouise from Year 6, Balby Street Primary School:

This book takes place in the second world war where two dogs
called Bark and Howl gets lost in the dark maze of tunnels
under London.With help of Sheba they learn how to survive.
When the bombs begin to fall the puppies get separated.As the
attacks continue,the pups are getting frightened but because
they know the tunnels so well they're the only ones who can
lead hundreds of people out of danger.The most exciting
cliffhanger is will Bark and Howl find each other and be
victorious in leading Londoners to safety?My favourite part is
were they nearly save everyones lives. I recommend this book to
people who love dogs and history. The genre of this book is
real life.

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe from Year 8, Ash Hill Academy:

This is the first book i have read of the doncaster book award
books and is now one of my favourite books .This book is about
two puppys in the blitz of ww2 who help save peoples lives .I
would reccomend this book to anyone who loves dogs .that is why
i gave it 10 out of 10.

Marks out of 10: 10

Erin from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I rated this book as a 6 because it was quite boring in places
and took time to come involved in it. The other reason is
because once I got into the story, it was an EPIC book! My
sister in year 4 read it and enjoyed it thoroughly! I would
recommend this story to World War 2 lovers and to animal
lovers.

Marks out of 10: 6

Esha from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

I would give this book a mark of 7 out of 10 because i enjoyed
it but it got a bit boring in some places. You should read it
because it is very loving.I thought it was a bit sad and i
obviously realized that it is about the second world war.
Animal lovers would really like this book because it is about
dogs as you should know from the title of it. I would reccomend
this book for the ages from 8-12. I really think you should
read this book because it deserves a chance!
Thankyou!!!

Marks out of 10: 7

Owen from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

The Victory Dogs is a book set in the war about puppies who
live in a ventilation system in the Underground Station. I gave
this book a 8 out of 10 because there is a lot of sad moments
in it where bad things happen.

Marks out of 10: 8

Lauren from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I read to page 50. It starts off good but as you read through
it gets a bit boaring and drags on. My faverouit charactor is
Misty because she reminds me of my uncles dog Jessie. I didn't
like where another dog ran after her. I'd recommend this book
to Y6+. 7/10

Marks out of 10: 7

Rachel from Year 6, Bessacarr Primary School:

The Victory dogs is one of the saddest books you'll ever read.
I haven't fully read it yet , but I couldn't help my self, I
just had to tell you about it so far.
At the beginning it wasn't so reassuring; I only carried on
reading because I'd heard really good things about it. I'm so
glad I carried on reading, as it just gets better and better.
That's why I'm telling you, so you will carry on reading.
Its all about this dog called Misty who is living through the
second world war, and she is heavily pregnant. Her owner is
Jack and his little sister Amy. Jack is 18 and is going to war.
When one night the sirens go off and Misty panicked and ran
away; she gets badly injured and hides in the underground were
she finds a one eared cat called Sheba who helps her to look
after the pups, Bark & Howl.
Bad things are ahead for the pups as something terrible happens
to Misty and their whole life is turned up side down. Read it
to find out more.
I truly hope you enjoy this book as much did. I would recommend
this book to anyone but I would understand if you didn't like
it. This book is for anyone over the age of 9 for there are
complicated words in this book.

I give it a 9/10

Marks out of 10: 9

Maggie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I liked this book it was set in World war 2. Two puppies are
born in a underground staion because Maisey, the mother ran
away because of the siren, it scared her and she wonted to
protected her unborn pups. Its a lovely book perfect for
animal lovers.

Marks out of 10: 8

Ella from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

I love this book its amazing and mysterious on each page. I
think that the pups are so cute and they look very very soft! I
also think that the pups are very brave and I could just read
it every day!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Beth from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

I think this book is too related to dogs ( which i don't
particually like ) , bit boring, and the war makes me get
emotional, so if you are like me I really wouldn't reccomend
this book. No offence to anyone who will want to argue, but it
really didn't entertain me.

Marks out of 10: 4

Daniel from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Personally I don't like stories about any type of animal but
this story really interested me because it was giving another
point of veiw on the war.

This book is about two dogs, Bark and Howl, and how they
survive the war

Even for people who don't like stories about animals I still
recommend this book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Tina from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I like this book really well because it was based on the war
and its very creative and interesting,I couldnt wait to read
on. I would give this book 10 out of 10 because the author
Megan Rix tried to tell us how people and animals might be
suffering in the war. I think this book is very emotional. The
book is about some adults whose pet dog called Misty ran off
and they tried to find it, its in the war and Misty had
puppies. This book is suitable for about 10 to 16 yrs old
because there were hard words but it was creative.

Marks out of 10: 10

paige from Year 5, Adwick Park Junior School:

Marks out of 10: 10

Dennis from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is amazing! I would recommend this book to anyone who
likes history like me it contains fictional and unfictional
occurances. the only problem is too many mistakes

Marks out of 10: 9

paige.m from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this book is very emotional i would read it over and over
again, also it made me feel like i was in ww2 experriencing
what people,homes and every was like in those days. it made me
deep down feel like it was me in that book helping all of those
animals and trying to find missy and her puppys

Marks out of 10: 10

Scott from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

A loveable animal adventure book (It's got nothing about
adventure in it, but it feels like it is one).It is both sad
and funny.

Marks out of 10: 10

stephen from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

Misty had her own bed downstairs by the fire but she chose to
lie on jacks bed. The soft cream coated dog with floppy ears
yawned and streched her large pregnant tummy out accross the
bed and watched sa her beloved owner twisted the green woolen
tie around his neck and then he undidit again with a loud sigh.
Twelve-year-old amy watched her older brother too. Misty gave a
soft whine asif she was agreeing with him.

Marks out of 10: 9

stephen from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

Misty had her own bed downstairs by the fire but she chose to
lie on jacks bed. The soft cream coated dog with floppy ears
yawned and streched her large pregnant tummy out accross the
bed and watched sa her beloved owner twisted the green woolen
tie around his neck and then he undidit again with a loud sigh.
Twelve-year-old amy watched her older brother too. Misty gave a
soft whine asif she was agreeing with him.

Marks out of 10: 9

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Victory Dogs has a great message supporting the story, of how
animals faced the war along with humans, civilian and soldier.
Now that's great and I learnt from the book, but I just didn't
like the story line or how it was written, dipping between
human perspective and animal perspective.

The story is about Misty, a family dog, that goes missing
during an air raid, and how her puppies, born in the
underground, make their ways back to the family they were
unknowingly a part of. It also follows a group of people who
knew that pets faced trouble during the war and work to protect
and train them so they could help other animals and human in
need.

Marks out of 10: 2

caitlin from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

Im reading this book now and I know this might seem silly but
iv only have read the first page and it is amazing xx

Marks out of 10: 10

caitlin from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I havent finished this book yet but I was so close to crying
when misty runs of im so scared for jack and amy and of course
misty ♥:(

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Overall it was a good book but slightly boring.

Marks out of 10: 7

JOANNA from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

This book is a 10 of 10 it is amazing

Marks out of 10: 10

catrina from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I loved it i would definetely read it again also it is one of
my favourite books also it made me cry i would reccomend it to
people who love dogs.

Marks out of 10: 10

Daisey from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I would give this book a zero if possible because its not for
me. Its badly written and the storys oka. It would appeal to
mabe a younger, animal loveng group of people but not me, I
could only read one chapter and I hated it sorry 1/10.

Marks out of 10: 1

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