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Letters from Wolfie by Patti Sherlock
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Apr 11, 08

bookshelves: rebecca-caudill-2009, kid-lit
Read in April, 2008

This moving story brings together the emotions of the Vietnam era with the need to serve your country. Mark is thirteen and has always lived in the shadow of his brother who is serving in Vietnam. When his brother, Danny, tells of a need for service dogs, Mark impulsively volunteers to send his much loved dog, Wolfie, to the army. His initial yearnings to impress those adults who are so taken with Danny is replaced with the regret that he feels over losing his best friend. Believing that Wolfie will come home after a one year tour, Mark is devestated to learn that dogs are considered eqipment. He starts a long letter writing campain to Wolfie's new trainer, Tucker among others to try and get Wolfie back. This heart wrentching story showcases a glimpse into the time when America struggled against itself over a war.
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