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  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756318
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $16.99

Caesar the War Dog




This hero has four paws and a wagging tail!

This hero has four paws and a wagging tail! Based on the true stories of heroic military and service dogs who save countless lives.

At the kennels, Caesar the chocolate labrador doesn't look special. But Corporal Ben Fulton sees something different - an intelligent dog whose curiosity will make him an excellent sniffer dog in the Australian Army.

On operations in Afghanistan with Ben, Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving the lives of the soldiers. Then, during a Taliban ambush, Caesar is separated from his master. Ben and his best mate Charlie are seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital.

But where is Caesar? From their home in Australia, Ben and his family search for clues that might reveal whether their beloved dog is still alive and surviving Afghanistan's bitter winter cold and capture by the Taliban.

It will be a long road home, and Caesar will face many hardships along the way, but for this brave and loyal dog, anything is possible. Caesar the War Dog is based on the true story of Australian military dog Sarbi and its experiences in Afghanistan, combined with the factual experiences of Endal, the devoted British dog who cared for his wheelchair-bound ex-serviceman master and became the most decorated dog in history.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756318
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins

Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny. Pasteur's Gambit was shortlisted for the science prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and won the Queensland Premier's Science Award. Crack Hardy, his most personal history, received wide acclaim. Mistaken Identity tells another episode of previously undiscovered Australian history. Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus is a biography of Australia’s Father of Federation. He also writes about American and ancient Greek history, and his series about the legions of ancient Rome has found considerable success in the US, UK and Australia and been translated into numerous foreign languages. Stephen has also written several books for children and young adults including the Caesar the War Dog series, Tank Boys and Chance in a Million. Stephen and his wife, Louise, live and write in a former nunnery in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley.

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Praise for Caesar the War Dog

“A journey of admiration, despair, sadness, hope and joy . . . It’s impossible not to love this dog! . . . Caesar the War Dog has all the elements of a terrific story for children – adventure, mystery, suspense, courage, friendship and loyalty. And it is both very educational as well as entertaining.”

Debbie Glade, www.smartbooksforsmartkids.com


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