A Soldier's Friend, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Sammy is a football crazy rescue puppy. Mouser is a fearless grey tabby. Together they make an unlikely pair that won't be parted, not even by the First World War.

As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the trenches.

Boldly criss-crossing no-man's land they make new friends of every nationality - and reunite with old ones.

But on the muddy front line, under fire and constantly in danger, will their friendship be enough to save them so they can return home together? "If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this". (Express). "A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate". (The Times). "Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling...Meet Megan Rix ...her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers." (LoveReading).

About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella.

Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs and The Bomber Dog.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780141351902



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Set during World War I (1914-1918). Sammy is an abandoned dog and Mouser a cat with attitude who has been stolen from his loving home by two boys. The two animals end up together in the trenches of the Western Front. Sammy starts as a regimental mascot. Mouser helps to keep the rats under control whilst making friends with soldiers from all sides, including the Germans. Easy to read, a nice story.

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