Two enemy soldiers. One uneasy alliance.
Miguel is a medic in the US Army. Stationed in a remote Belgian forest during World War II, he's expecting a quiet tour of duty. But the Nazis have other ideas. They launch a surprise attack . . . one that separates Miguel from his entire division.
Alone and lost in enemy territory, Miguel discovers an abandoned dog, left behind by German forces. The dog could be just the ally Miguel needs to get out of the forest alive. There's a catch, though. The dog has been trained by the Nazis to see Miguel as the enemy. Can a young soldier teach an old dog new tricks?
DOG TAGS is a series of stand-alone books, each exploring the bond between soldier and dog in times of war.
C. Alexander London
C. Alexander London is an author of books for children and adults. In addition to the Dog Tags and Tides of War series, he writes the Accidental Adventures novels for young readers and books like One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War
for older readers. When he is not writing books, he can usually be found walking around New York City talking to his dog.
- From PRISONERS OF WAR:
I had never a seen a dog like this before.
was a big, barrel-chested creature, with black fur and a brown belly and snout.
Its ears pointed up like devil horns from the sides of its narrow head. Beady black
eyes fixed on me. I didn't know a lot about dogs, but I remembered seeing something
in the paper about the Marine Corps using this same kind of dog, the Doberman pinscher.
If US Marines used them, they must be fearsome.
"Easy, doggy, easy," I tried
to calm it.
I really needed to get out of this hole before more German soldiers
came along. I did not want to be taken prisoner by a dog.
Or get eaten by