Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan

Dogs of War

Sheila Keenan's captivating stories, paired with Nathan Fox's stunning art, bring the heroic military actions of man's best friend to life!Some war heroes heard the wind whistling over a hidden trip wire.Some war heroes sniffed out a sniper 1,000 yards away.Some war heroes stood tall . . . on four legs!DOGS OF WAR is a graphic novel that tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. This collec...

Details Dogs of War

TitleDogs of War
Release DateOct 29th, 2013
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Historical, Historical Fiction, War, Young Adult, Animals, Comics, Dogs, Short Stories, Fiction

Reviews Dogs of War

  • Lee G.
    A book about dogs and their duties in the war. What more would I have to say to make anyone want to pick this book up? But, if you insist. This book is about three dogs that served in the war and saved/helped their owners in battle. The first dog goes by the name of Boots and she finds wounded soldiers on the battlefield and reports back to the medical team. Once they have been alerted to the injured soldier, they grab a stretcher and follow Boot...
  • Crystal Bandel
    Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan, illustrated by Nathan Fox, published 2013.Historical fiction.Graphic novel.Grades 7-10.Found via Booklist, reviewed by Francisca Goldsmith.Dogs of War looks at three dogs who participated in military service during World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as the impacts they had on their owners. "Boots" takes place during World War I, with a dog who was involved in the famous Christmas truce between th...
  • Rokko Kuhtz
    This book has 3 interesting stories about dogs that were in wars. I rate to read this book, because you know more about history. It's kind of sad for the dogs (I almost cried), because they have to survive in the wars. When you read it you kind of know more about that wars are very sad...But it was very very interesting how they survive and that they travel allot.
  • Jackson
    theme of the book was friendship because the men and there dogs are at war and they are best friends and are always looking out for each other in the war
  • TristanP.
    Not bad for a graphic novel! The drawings were great. Each of the three stories told in this book was great. I like how the author would make a connection between the dog and the person in every story. I also liked how the author would take his time and split the book into three sections, to explain each dog in the book. Overall, the good was good.
  • Jenny
    Dogs of War is a graphic novel that looks into the lives of 3 service dogs and their trainers. Starting with a brief map orientation and time setting, each dog and young trainer is introduced and their war situation quickly unfolds in a series of action-filled panels that keep pages flipping.This graphic novel seems to be aimed largely at boys between 3rd grade and middle school. It could be used with high school students who needed high interest...
  • Dario Arganese
    I loved the way the author guided me into a realm of war including hospitality. I also love the fact that these three war dogs were not supposed to be close to the veteran, but in the end they were best friends. I highly recommend this book for anyone in the eighth grade and up!
  • Edward Sullivan
    Three fictional stories about soldiers and dogs in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Fast-paced, action oriented historical fiction that will appeal to fans of dog stories and history buffs.
  • Kales
    I should have known that a book with dogs was going to make me cry. I liked the structure and the format of this book. I thought the three different wars, from three different perspectives, through the lens of soldiers with dogs was a great idea.The art in this was sharp and beautiful. It has a diverse range of characters -- no female soldiers though which I would have liked but given the three wars featured -- WWI, WWII, and Vietnam -- it makes ...
  • Wyatt J.
    Dogs of War was a great book! It showed how dogs were very important in battle. I liked how the author put in three dogs in three different wars to show the job of each breed of dog and their connection to there owner. I would recommend this book to people who like war stories and dogs.
  • Sierra
    Excellently told stories about three dogs from three wars. Touching.
  • Tom
    Loved the stories about the dogs.
  • Joe Cee
    Great book about how dogs can help in the military.
  • Heather
    A stunning presentation of 3 heartbreaking stories.
  • George
    My opinion of the book Dogs of War is that the book has nice pictures and good stories of the dogs that were in war. I would recommend this book to someone who likes to read graphic novels and likes dogs. My favorite passage from the book is when the character and his dog Loki are about to get spotted by the enemy and they have to sneak through the window and run away.
  • 16nathana
    A non-fiction book is a book that contains true information on the world or may talk about different parts of history. Non-fiction books can also just state facts, like National Geographics books, which talk about random facts. Another example is a book called Chew On This which is a book about how bad fast food is and how you can live and eat better. Dogs Of War by Nathan Fox is a non-fiction book about 3 different dogs (Boots, Loki, and Sheba) ...
  • Raina
    The professional review:Military history, a variety of international settings, and animal adventure combine to tell three stories of working dogs during three different wars in the 20th century. We meet Boots - a mercy dog in World War I, Loki – a sled dog at an intelligence station in Greenland during World War II, and Sheba – a scout dog during the Vietnam War. Each story explores a different aspect of wartime, as well as (to varying degree...
  • Josh
    I received a free copy through NetGalley. "Dogs of War" shares three stories of canines and their masters during times of war. The dogs highlighted are: Boots, a World War I medical dog; Loki, a sled dog used during World War II; and Sheba, a scout dog utilized during the Vietnam war. The stories different time periods and dogs help keep the story varied while still having that single link between them being a focus on dogs of war.The book starts...
  • Denis A.
    Three short stories about war dogs in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. I enjoyed the last story about Sheba, a german shepherd war dog, that saw combat in Vietnam. The story is told thru the eyes of Vietnam Vet, Lanford, who befriends a little teenage boy learning to care for his own little puppy. The little boy, Henry strikes up a conversation with the vet, and Lanford tells about his war dog, Sheba. They both form a close bond as Lanford shows Henry how...
  • Matthew Purnell
    This book is truly phenomenal, it is both heartbreaking and empowering at the same time. The artwork through three chapters by Nathan Fox (with the ample assistance of two colorists) makes the images of dogs, men, and war practically leap off the page. The reality of mud embedded within the trenches of WWI, the infinite amount of snow throughout Greenland during WWII, and the immense saturation caused by the jungles of Vietnam has never truly app...
  • Phillip Vincent
    This book tells the story of three "war dogs" from WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. If not for the last story, this is just a 3 star for me. The Vietnam story was a perfect way to end because it focused on the pain and brutality of war and how a dog can act as both a brother in arms and a therapeutic companion. The author and illustrator did an amazing job of adding layered meaning to this book. The first two stories: 3 stars. The last story (Vietnam): 5 ...
  • Tony Miano
    One of my daughters is a librarian for the City of Los Angeles. Yesterday she introduced me to graphic novels. "Dogs of War" was my first read in this genre. While a bit young for me, I genuinely enjoyed the stories. I have a particular fondness for K-9's. My dad was a K-9 handler in the Air Force. I have a wonderful album of pics of my dad with "Lupo."
  • Newport Librarians
    Graphics are not my forte, as I repeatedly mention, but I feel bad scoring them since I have such a difficult time. I really liked the premise, but the first story had very difficult illustrations for me to follow. The other two were better. I think any teen that has an interest in dogs or war will love this.
  • Tom Gallione
    Good fun read with all the fun illustrations! Entertaining and interesting read. This book was a moderately easy read because it was a graphic novel with multiple pictures on each page. I would recommend it to high school and middle school students. Definitely a good summer reading choice!
  • Nick Podzimek12
    This book is about 3 dog that help save people lives in the line of duty
  • Patrick Smith
    My favorite dog was boots it showed the conditions of the trench warfare at the time, and a realistic glimpse at the events during Christmas.
  • Will
    This book is okay in my opinion but it needs a bit more exitement.
  • Moa
    Dogs during wars... So faschinating, so intriging, so heroic.
  • April Quezada
    Dogs Of War is a grate book for dog lovers!I loved Loki because he looks like my husky,his eyes and body.Loki takes place in a beautifullandscape,were owls and other huskies.