Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.


Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal two times and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.


Based on the true American story from World War One the atmospheric illustrations and simple text of Stubby gives a moving insight into the horrors of the war as seen through the story of the exceptional contribution of a stray dog.


…this compelling story of a brave dog and his soldier companion is a timeless tale of friendship worth considering for most collections

Kirkus Reviews

A wonderful story of courage, bravery, loyalty and friendship.

Early Years Educator

Its lessons are important for each new generation, and learning them via the tale of a hero hound, told by a master storyteller-illustrator, is as good a means as any.

Evening Echo

As always, Michael Foreman’s illustrations perfectly match his text, managing not only to capture the horror of war, but also to reflect the courage and loyalty of Stubby and the warmth of the bond that develops betweeen him and the troops.


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