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Duke

Kirby Larson

A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.

A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.
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A poignant World War II story about a boy and his dog and his dad, and the many meanings of bravery, from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson. With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonah Von Spreecken

Length:

4h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:39