Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1 PDF

Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1 PDF


10 thoughts on “Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1

  1. Tarissa Tarissa says:

    Really good historical fiction This is a uality written story that takes place during World War I as seen through the eyes of Darling a sheep herding dog The story is an emotional roller coaster for me it starts with some happy moments of Darling living it up at home followed by her summons to the war front There are hard events she has to live through in the war but she's being trained to help the soldiers and actually learns how to save their lives She is one smart doggieHonestly and I'm in my twenties and also I'm reading about history all the time yet I had never before heard of Mercy Dogs being used in World War I I also didn't know that there was a Dog Tax imposed on people on the home front if they wanted to keep their dogs at home There are actually so many ways that the military put these dogs to work it's incredibleOverall? I love this story I'm glad I picked it up and that I wasn't put off by it being a just a kid's book It's heart warming and you may just learn a new thing or two about history Definitely recommend


  2. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    Darling the book's charming narrator is an adventurous dog from a loving home in England When WWI breaks out the British army teaches her to be a mercy dog one who locates wounded soldiers on the battlefield regardless of danger gunfire bomb blasts poison gas uneven terrain and barbed wire Renamed War Dog 204 Darling takes the reader from her village to the training ground and into the trenches of war torn Belgium She relates the sights sounds smells and fears associated with war while valiantly putting her life on the line In the heat of the Battle of Messines Ridge Darling is wounded but manages to save trapped soldiers This chapter book offers an introduction to the Great War but focuses on the unsung heroes of the battlefield Darling's tale is supplemented with interesting facts and background information about dogs and war and this first book in the Dog Chronicles series will certainly delight young readers who love stories about their canine pals This review was written by Jeanne Fredriksen for BooklistI agree with the review in that this book is a great way to introduce World War 1 to students in a creative way I loved the use of a dog as the narrator I would also suggest for a student to read the material at the back before reading the book so he or she can build some background knowledge on WWI


  3. Sara Sara says:

    A wonderful dog story that incorporates interesting aspects of the first World War It will appeal to both those interested in war stories as well as dog lovers My middle grade students will love this book though I may want to add a vocabulary list with it There are many terms that are included but not explained Perhaps a glossary would have helped in this case A uick and enjoyable read and will definitely be added to my library


  4. Nancy Nancy says:

    Summary Darling is a collie who lives in England with her family during WWI She lives with mother father Robert Katherine and baby Father is off to fight the war and writes a letter home explaining that the British army is training dogs to be war dogs Because the dog tax has risen so high that they cannot afford to keep her he has decided to send Darling off to war Once at training camp Darling doesn't uite match up to the ualities needed for Messenger or Sentry jobs However one officer sees her fit for being a Mercy Dog Darling bonded with his handler and proved to be a very valuable Mercy Dog War Dog 204 during her time at war saving many soldier's lives I chose this book because I had previously read The War That Saved My Life and wanted to read The War I Finally Won So I chose a war theme for my three books I am so glad that I did as I loved all of the books and really enjoyed the historical aspect of them APA Citation Hart A Montgomery M G 2013 Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Peachtree PublishersDiscussion Strategy Poster Paper Discussion RotationHang 4 5 poster paperchart papers around the room and provide different colored markers Each paper has a uestion written in black marker Divide the class into groups and have each group go to a poster The group should discuss the uestion and then write a response in one color of marker Rotate groups The next group reads the uestion and the previous group's response and then adds in a different color marker Continue rotations until all groups have been to all posters uestions Why did armies use dogs for war? Name some of the different jobs What traits did the dogs have that made them valuable to the soldiers? Do you agree or disagree with the decision father made to sign Darling up for the war effort? Give reasons What would you have done? Do you think Darling made a difference in her infantry? Give examples How did Sergeant Hanson save Darling when she was deemed unfit to go back to war? Besides Darling's job as Mercy Dog how else do you think she helped the soldiers? Extension ActivityPull and discuss nonfiction books about service dogs and therapy dogs Connection of the three books I chose Darling Mercy Dog of WWI The War I Finally Won Winnie's Great WarThe three books I chose all take place during war time Darling Mercy Dog of WWI and Winnie's Great War are about animals in the war one as a mascot of an infantry and one trained as a Mercy dog to find wounded soldiers They both were about WWI The War I Finally Won is about the struggles of a young girl during WWII but does include a horse that helps her through her struggles


  5. DelAnne Frazee DelAnne Frazee says:

    Title Darling Mercy Dog of World War 1 Dog Chronicles Book 1Author Allison HartIllustrator Michael G MontgomeryPublisher Peachtree PublishersPublished 9 16 2013Pages 160Genre HistorySub Genre Dogs; Europe; Military Wars; Children's FictionISBN 9781561457052 Reviewed For NetGalley and Peachtree PublishersReviewer DelAnneRating 5 starsTold from Darling's POV this is a delightful read for preteen readers Paired with adorable illustrations to suit the easy to understand text Young readers will enjoy the story from beginning to end Set in the WWI time period readers will not realize they are learning as they readMy rating of Darling Mercy Dog of World War 1 is 5 out of 5 stars Share it the enjoyment with others Link and Noble Link Reading Room


  6. Shawn Shawn says:

    A very enjoyable way to teach children about World War I I loved that the story was told from the perspective of the service dog I would highly recommend this book for any child old enough to understand a little about the horrors of war also for adults like me who love dogs and want to learn about their loyal and devoted service to humansI received a free digital copy of this book through Net Galley for the purpose of reviewing


  7. Sue Morris Sue Morris says:

    Darling a mischievous collie must leave the children she loves and who love her to become a soldier for the British The tax on dogs rose once again and the family could no longer afford to feed her The military will train Darling as either a messenger dog or a sentry dog depending upon her skills Darling’s best skill is her ability to run away She likes to meet up with her friend Rags who is a stray living alone in the chalk pits to avoid the dogcatcher who wants to send him to Battlesea Dog's Home and the farmer out to shoot both dogs for trying to herd his sheepThe first chance she had to run back home she would Darling got that chance several weeks later at a final test but turned around when she heard her handler and knew he was hurt She failed the test but a new position had been established and Darling seemed a perfect fit The mercy dog worked on the front line in no man's land The dogs were sent into the battlefield to find wounded soldiers The dogs would return and then lead the medics out to the injured man They brought the injured back on stretchers following the dog to get backDarling worked the front lines magnificently until she was hit with a bullet several times She was taken to the vet clinic set up back at the base camp But if Darling did not get better if she grew lame if she could no longer perform the duty she was trained for the military would reward her previously courageous acts that saved many men by shooting her This happened to the horses as well Rather than returning the dog to its owner This is the saddest reality that many of the than 7000 dogs that served in British military in WWIMesmerized by Darling’s story from the first time she ran off to play with Rags I could not put the book down There were no other dogs in a village that had many before the First World War and the subseuent dog tax families had to pay in order to keep a dog Most could hardly afford to feed their dog The police shot all strays they came upon The dogcatcher put the dogs in the Battersea Dog Home a place Darling does not describe with endearing terms Nearly every dog put into the home were recruited into the War Dog SchoolThis is new to me I had no idea dogs played such a crucial role in the war Considering the dogs’ vital roles as messengers mercy dogs and sentries how could they not be in our children’s history books? Darling Mercy Dog of World War I is the book to supplement history texts Narrated by Darling her point of view is much less harsh than any human’s would have been making it easier to present this material to kids The war and all its horrors are still in the story mainly from Darling’s less graphic perspective After Darling’s story the author wrote down some of the history of military dogs describes a soldiers life in the field some “Cool Facts and about the Battle of Messines Ridge in 1917 on which this story is based Darling is an amazing dog who never forgot about the two children she loved and who loved her This historical fiction book should be on every reuired reading list for kids age eight and uporiginally published on Kid Lit Reviews link


  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    I have read many dog lover books and this is one of them I think the society has finally come to the point when we can recognize the hard work of others and celebrate that hard work In World War I many animals were trained to help the soldiers if it were horses pulling wagons or dogs finding wounded soldiers and delivering messagesWe may remember CS Lewis's story of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe where we hear a tell of what it is like to be a child in war torn Britain Darling mercy dog of World War I tells a story of what it was like to be a dogThere is a dog tax so it is expensive to have dogs in war time Eventually with the father away and finances tight they need to give up Darling The war department thinks that she will make a good messenger dog for she seems smart and uick However on her final test she is thinking of going home than completing the task at hand However on her way across the field en route to home she hears that her handler is hurt and she goes to him and then finds help At that point the trainers learn that she is much better suited to being a mercy dog a dog that finds wounded soldiers She successfully completes her training and goes to the frontThis is a great story with a happy ending a rare occurrence for a trained military animal in World War I but we learn about the possibility of unhappy endings This story is fictional enough to make it a pleasant reading experience but also has just enough truth to know that these animals were amazing and the trainers were truly hard workingIf you have an early independent reader who enjoys animal books this is a great read A highly recommended book


  9. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    Robert and Katherine love their dog Darling even though she has a tendency to run away and get in trouble in the village Their father is off fighting in the war and signs the family up to donate Darling to the war effort The children area devastated but brave and leave a note on Darling's collar that she should be sent back to them Darling ends up under the care of Sergeant Hanson who has a soft spot for the vivacious but sometimes naughty dog Darling doesn't do well at carrying messages but has a knack for locating wounded soldiers so is sent to the front as a Mercy Dog During a particularly heated battle Darling manages to save many soldiers in her suad but sustains grave injuries Most injured dogs are put down but Sergeant Hanson alerts a newspaper man who publishes a story about Darling's bravery and manages to get her sent back to England with Private KentStrengths Aside from the fairly new Soldier Dog there is little about dogs during The Great War This book is part of a series entitled Dog Chronicles and would be especially interesting to elementary students who love to read about dogs While Darling is injured the book is not overly gory and ends on a hopeful noteWeaknesses This is a little young for my readers especially with the illustrations It is concerned with Darling than with the war although the stories are certainly intertwined There was just something young about the tone and overall feel of this one I will still be interested to see the next one in the series Murphy Gold Rush Dog 1896


  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    I am impressed that books about the roles of animals during times of conflict are being published This one will appeal to middle graders and older readers since it is told from the point of view of Darling a border collie who ends up being given a number 204 once she joins the war effort The pet of two children whose family can no longer afford the tax placed on dogs during WWI Darling is taken by train to a camp where she is trained and tested to determine her fitness for the war effort She fails miserably as a messenger and she isn't strong enough to pull much weight but she is adept at finding wounded soldiers and bringing rescuers to their side Thus she becomes a Mercy Dog and her heroism and loyalty cause her to risk her own life several times for the men with whom she serves The story is touching as is Darling's awareness that animals that no longer have any use to the military effort are usually killed She's a lucky dog since her story doesn't end that way due to some manipulation on the part of her handler and the sergeant who befriended her Filled with lively pencil illustrations that show her courage and personality the book will surely touch many young hearts and have readers clamoring for Darling to receive a medal of her own The author provides just enough hints about war and the treatment of animals during conflicts to tantalize readers Pair this one with War Dogs and Cracker which deal with brave canine war dogs as well Since this was my first encounter with the Dog Chronicles series I plan to seek at other titles


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Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1 [PDF / Epub] ☉ Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1 By Alison Hart – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk At home in England Darling is a mischievous but much loved pet to Robert and Katherine But when the British military asks families to volunteer their dogs to help the war effort they send Darling off Dog of PDF ↠ At home in England Darling is a mischievous but much loved pet to Darling Mercy PDF \ Robert and Katherine But when the British military asks families to volunteer their dogs Mercy Dog of PDF ↠ to help the war effort they send Darling Mercy Dog of World War Kindle - off to be trained even though Mercy Dog of World War Kindle - it is very hard to say goodbye Darling goes through training along with many other dogs and is ultimately used as a mercy dog seeking out injured soldiers on the battlefield and leading the medics to them After saving the lives of numerous soldiers Darling is faced with a major challenge.

  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1
  • Alison Hart
  • English
  • 15 September 2016
  • 9781561457052

About the Author: Alison Hart

Dog of PDF ↠ Alice LeonhardtA Virginia author of over twenty mysteries and historical fiction novels for Darling Mercy PDF \ children and teens loves “writing books that keep young readers glued to the pages” Mercy Dog of PDF ↠ At the age of seven she wrote illustrated Mercy Dog of World War Kindle - and self published The Wild Dog Mercy Dog of World War Kindle - a book which she shows to readers to make the point that it is never too early to be an author.


10 thoughts on “Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Dog Chronicles #1

  1. Tarissa Tarissa says:

    Really good historical fiction This is a uality written story that takes place during World War I as seen through the eyes of Darling a sheep herding dog The story is an emotional roller coaster for me it starts with some happy moments of Darling living it up at home followed by her summons to the war front There are hard events she has to live through in the war but she's being trained to help the soldiers and actually learns how to save their lives She is one smart doggieHonestly and I'm in my twenties and also I'm reading about history all the time yet I had never before heard of Mercy Dogs being used in World War I I also didn't know that there was a Dog Tax imposed on people on the home front if they wanted to keep their dogs at home There are actually so many ways that the military put these dogs to work it's incredibleOverall? I love this story I'm glad I picked it up and that I wasn't put off by it being a just a kid's book It's heart warming and you may just learn a new thing or two about history Definitely recommend

  2. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    Darling the book's charming narrator is an adventurous dog from a loving home in England When WWI breaks out the British army teaches her to be a mercy dog one who locates wounded soldiers on the battlefield regardless of danger gunfire bomb blasts poison gas uneven terrain and barbed wire Renamed War Dog 204 Darling takes the reader from her village to the training ground and into the trenches of war torn Belgium She relates the sights sounds smells and fears associated with war while valiantly putting her life on the line In the heat of the Battle of Messines Ridge Darling is wounded but manages to save trapped soldiers This chapter book offers an introduction to the Great War but focuses on the unsung heroes of the battlefield Darling's tale is supplemented with interesting facts and background information about dogs and war and this first book in the Dog Chronicles series will certainly delight young readers who love stories about their canine pals This review was written by Jeanne Fredriksen for BooklistI agree with the review in that this book is a great way to introduce World War 1 to students in a creative way I loved the use of a dog as the narrator I would also suggest for a student to read the material at the back before reading the book so he or she can build some background knowledge on WWI

  3. Sara Sara says:

    A wonderful dog story that incorporates interesting aspects of the first World War It will appeal to both those interested in war stories as well as dog lovers My middle grade students will love this book though I may want to add a vocabulary list with it There are many terms that are included but not explained Perhaps a glossary would have helped in this case A uick and enjoyable read and will definitely be added to my library

  4. Nancy Nancy says:

    Summary Darling is a collie who lives in England with her family during WWI She lives with mother father Robert Katherine and baby Father is off to fight the war and writes a letter home explaining that the British army is training dogs to be war dogs Because the dog tax has risen so high that they cannot afford to keep her he has decided to send Darling off to war Once at training camp Darling doesn't uite match up to the ualities needed for Messenger or Sentry jobs However one officer sees her fit for being a Mercy Dog Darling bonded with his handler and proved to be a very valuable Mercy Dog War Dog 204 during her time at war saving many soldier's lives I chose this book because I had previously read The War That Saved My Life and wanted to read The War I Finally Won So I chose a war theme for my three books I am so glad that I did as I loved all of the books and really enjoyed the historical aspect of them APA Citation Hart A Montgomery M G 2013 Darling Mercy Dog of World War I Peachtree PublishersDiscussion Strategy Poster Paper Discussion RotationHang 4 5 poster paperchart papers around the room and provide different colored markers Each paper has a uestion written in black marker Divide the class into groups and have each group go to a poster The group should discuss the uestion and then write a response in one color of marker Rotate groups The next group reads the uestion and the previous group's response and then adds in a different color marker Continue rotations until all groups have been to all posters uestions Why did armies use dogs for war? Name some of the different jobs What traits did the dogs have that made them valuable to the soldiers? Do you agree or disagree with the decision father made to sign Darling up for the war effort? Give reasons What would you have done? Do you think Darling made a difference in her infantry? Give examples How did Sergeant Hanson save Darling when she was deemed unfit to go back to war? Besides Darling's job as Mercy Dog how else do you think she helped the soldiers? Extension ActivityPull and discuss nonfiction books about service dogs and therapy dogs Connection of the three books I chose Darling Mercy Dog of WWI The War I Finally Won Winnie's Great WarThe three books I chose all take place during war time Darling Mercy Dog of WWI and Winnie's Great War are about animals in the war one as a mascot of an infantry and one trained as a Mercy dog to find wounded soldiers They both were about WWI The War I Finally Won is about the struggles of a young girl during WWII but does include a horse that helps her through her struggles

  5. DelAnne Frazee DelAnne Frazee says:

    Title Darling Mercy Dog of World War 1 Dog Chronicles Book 1Author Allison HartIllustrator Michael G MontgomeryPublisher Peachtree PublishersPublished 9 16 2013Pages 160Genre HistorySub Genre Dogs; Europe; Military Wars; Children's FictionISBN 9781561457052 Reviewed For NetGalley and Peachtree PublishersReviewer DelAnneRating 5 starsTold from Darling's POV this is a delightful read for preteen readers Paired with adorable illustrations to suit the easy to understand text Young readers will enjoy the story from beginning to end Set in the WWI time period readers will not realize they are learning as they readMy rating of Darling Mercy Dog of World War 1 is 5 out of 5 stars Share it the enjoyment with others Link and Noble Link Reading Room

  6. Shawn Shawn says:

    A very enjoyable way to teach children about World War I I loved that the story was told from the perspective of the service dog I would highly recommend this book for any child old enough to understand a little about the horrors of war also for adults like me who love dogs and want to learn about their loyal and devoted service to humansI received a free digital copy of this book through Net Galley for the purpose of reviewing

  7. Sue Morris Sue Morris says:

    Darling a mischievous collie must leave the children she loves and who love her to become a soldier for the British The tax on dogs rose once again and the family could no longer afford to feed her The military will train Darling as either a messenger dog or a sentry dog depending upon her skills Darling’s best skill is her ability to run away She likes to meet up with her friend Rags who is a stray living alone in the chalk pits to avoid the dogcatcher who wants to send him to Battlesea Dog's Home and the farmer out to shoot both dogs for trying to herd his sheepThe first chance she had to run back home she would Darling got that chance several weeks later at a final test but turned around when she heard her handler and knew he was hurt She failed the test but a new position had been established and Darling seemed a perfect fit The mercy dog worked on the front line in no man's land The dogs were sent into the battlefield to find wounded soldiers The dogs would return and then lead the medics out to the injured man They brought the injured back on stretchers following the dog to get backDarling worked the front lines magnificently until she was hit with a bullet several times She was taken to the vet clinic set up back at the base camp But if Darling did not get better if she grew lame if she could no longer perform the duty she was trained for the military would reward her previously courageous acts that saved many men by shooting her This happened to the horses as well Rather than returning the dog to its owner This is the saddest reality that many of the than 7000 dogs that served in British military in WWIMesmerized by Darling’s story from the first time she ran off to play with Rags I could not put the book down There were no other dogs in a village that had many before the First World War and the subseuent dog tax families had to pay in order to keep a dog Most could hardly afford to feed their dog The police shot all strays they came upon The dogcatcher put the dogs in the Battersea Dog Home a place Darling does not describe with endearing terms Nearly every dog put into the home were recruited into the War Dog SchoolThis is new to me I had no idea dogs played such a crucial role in the war Considering the dogs’ vital roles as messengers mercy dogs and sentries how could they not be in our children’s history books? Darling Mercy Dog of World War I is the book to supplement history texts Narrated by Darling her point of view is much less harsh than any human’s would have been making it easier to present this material to kids The war and all its horrors are still in the story mainly from Darling’s less graphic perspective After Darling’s story the author wrote down some of the history of military dogs describes a soldiers life in the field some “Cool Facts and about the Battle of Messines Ridge in 1917 on which this story is based Darling is an amazing dog who never forgot about the two children she loved and who loved her This historical fiction book should be on every reuired reading list for kids age eight and uporiginally published on Kid Lit Reviews link

  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    I have read many dog lover books and this is one of them I think the society has finally come to the point when we can recognize the hard work of others and celebrate that hard work In World War I many animals were trained to help the soldiers if it were horses pulling wagons or dogs finding wounded soldiers and delivering messagesWe may remember CS Lewis's story of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe where we hear a tell of what it is like to be a child in war torn Britain Darling mercy dog of World War I tells a story of what it was like to be a dogThere is a dog tax so it is expensive to have dogs in war time Eventually with the father away and finances tight they need to give up Darling The war department thinks that she will make a good messenger dog for she seems smart and uick However on her final test she is thinking of going home than completing the task at hand However on her way across the field en route to home she hears that her handler is hurt and she goes to him and then finds help At that point the trainers learn that she is much better suited to being a mercy dog a dog that finds wounded soldiers She successfully completes her training and goes to the frontThis is a great story with a happy ending a rare occurrence for a trained military animal in World War I but we learn about the possibility of unhappy endings This story is fictional enough to make it a pleasant reading experience but also has just enough truth to know that these animals were amazing and the trainers were truly hard workingIf you have an early independent reader who enjoys animal books this is a great read A highly recommended book

  9. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    Robert and Katherine love their dog Darling even though she has a tendency to run away and get in trouble in the village Their father is off fighting in the war and signs the family up to donate Darling to the war effort The children area devastated but brave and leave a note on Darling's collar that she should be sent back to them Darling ends up under the care of Sergeant Hanson who has a soft spot for the vivacious but sometimes naughty dog Darling doesn't do well at carrying messages but has a knack for locating wounded soldiers so is sent to the front as a Mercy Dog During a particularly heated battle Darling manages to save many soldiers in her suad but sustains grave injuries Most injured dogs are put down but Sergeant Hanson alerts a newspaper man who publishes a story about Darling's bravery and manages to get her sent back to England with Private KentStrengths Aside from the fairly new Soldier Dog there is little about dogs during The Great War This book is part of a series entitled Dog Chronicles and would be especially interesting to elementary students who love to read about dogs While Darling is injured the book is not overly gory and ends on a hopeful noteWeaknesses This is a little young for my readers especially with the illustrations It is concerned with Darling than with the war although the stories are certainly intertwined There was just something young about the tone and overall feel of this one I will still be interested to see the next one in the series Murphy Gold Rush Dog 1896

  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    I am impressed that books about the roles of animals during times of conflict are being published This one will appeal to middle graders and older readers since it is told from the point of view of Darling a border collie who ends up being given a number 204 once she joins the war effort The pet of two children whose family can no longer afford the tax placed on dogs during WWI Darling is taken by train to a camp where she is trained and tested to determine her fitness for the war effort She fails miserably as a messenger and she isn't strong enough to pull much weight but she is adept at finding wounded soldiers and bringing rescuers to their side Thus she becomes a Mercy Dog and her heroism and loyalty cause her to risk her own life several times for the men with whom she serves The story is touching as is Darling's awareness that animals that no longer have any use to the military effort are usually killed She's a lucky dog since her story doesn't end that way due to some manipulation on the part of her handler and the sergeant who befriended her Filled with lively pencil illustrations that show her courage and personality the book will surely touch many young hearts and have readers clamoring for Darling to receive a medal of her own The author provides just enough hints about war and the treatment of animals during conflicts to tantalize readers Pair this one with War Dogs and Cracker which deal with brave canine war dogs as well Since this was my first encounter with the Dog Chronicles series I plan to seek at other titles

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