My Dog – Heffernan, John

<p>My Dog</p>

Title

My Dog

Author

Heffernan, John

Illustrator

McLean, Andrew

Publisher

Margaret Hamilton Books

Published Date

2011

Annotation

This picture book illustrates with moving strength a family fleeing from conflict and suffering as a consequence of ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. Telling this story through the viewpoint of a young boy and his dog helps children to understand conflicts and hardships.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Family, Refugees, Resilience, War

Audience

Primary, Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807, ACOKFH009, ACOKFH010, ACHGK049, ACHGK052, ACHGK054, ACHGK058