A powerful novel by Michael Morpurgo.
Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a Springer Spaniel appears - thin and war ravaged - in the mouth of their Afghan cave. Nursed back to health by Aman, the dog becomes a constant companion, a shadow and that's what Aman decides to call her.
But life in Afghanistan becomes more dangerous by the moment. Eventually Aman, his mother and Shadow find the courage to embark upon the treacherous journey from war-torn Afghanistan to the safety of a relative's home in Manchester, England.
But how far can Shadow lead them? And in this terrifying new world, is anywhere really safe?