Multi-award winning author Megan Rix is best known for her books about dogs published by Puffin. She is an animal lover and advocate and her two dogs, Traffy and Bella, inspire her writing every day.
She also writes the Bella Donna books and Secret Animal Society for younger children, as well as TV and radio, as Ruth Symes.
THE HERO PUP
The Hero Pup is a heartwarming and uplifting story from Megan Rix, bestselling author of The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier’s Friend.
‘For now Patch is just a Helper Pup,’ Joe said. ‘But one day . . .’
Eleven-year-old Joe is dreading his first Christmas without Dad.
But then Mum suggests they volunteer for Helper Dogs and train puppies to help people in need.
Joe has always wanted a dog and when he meets golden Labrador Patch he knows he’s found him. With Joe’s love and training, can Patch go from playful pupy to heroic helper – and mend Joe’s broken heart along the way?
A SOLDIER'S FRIEND
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?
THE BOMBER DOG
The Bomber Dog is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about a brave puppy who joins the paratroopers during the Second World War and becomes a heroic war dog.
Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and Lauren St John.
GREY is just a puppy when he arrives at the War Dog Training school.
NATHAN, his trainer, is a brave young soldier.
WOLF is a war dog who’s seen it all.
Grey and Nathan soon become inseparable. Until the day a parachute jump goes tragically wrong . . .
As the Second World War rages, Grey faces his most important mission yet: to find his best friend. With Wolf at his side, he must journey across France and behind enemy lines. His path is fraught with danger.
Can he reach Nathan before it’s too late?
Best of all I like how the trainers made us feel happy to try new things and learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment.