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Shadow is the tale of a Springer Spaniel, and is set in Afganistan Shadow's companion is a boy called Aman and his family. Like all Michael Morpurgo´s books, this story can make you feel both happy and sad. There is both kindness, and injustice and indifference in the world, as the story of Shadow makes clear. The book is very well written, both in terms of plot, and in terms of the language, and can be read on different levels, so it is suitable for both older children and adults. It is worth buying this for your children, then reading it yourself!