WIN! Megan Rix books

Three lucky KidAround readers can win a set of both books – The Victory Dogs and The Great Escape. Both titles are by Megan Rix, retailing for £5.99 and suitable for children aged 8yrs+.

4th April 2013 / £5.99 / 8+ yearsPuffin Paperback and EBook

4th April 2013 / £5.99 / 8+ years
Puffin Paperback and EBook


As bombs fell on London during WWII, hundreds of search and rescue dogs scoured the rubble of ruined buildings finding survivors. Megan Rix tells the story of these heroic animals through Bark and Howl, two lovable and brave puppies helping Londoners survive the Blitz. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Dick King Smith.

The German Luftwaffe’s bombing of Great Britain, known as the Blitz, began on 7th Sept ember1940 and ended on the 16th May 1941. London was bombed for 57 consecutive nights, destroying over a million homes and killing almost 20,000 citizens. Each night over 150,000 Londoners sought refuge from the bombs in the London Underground, sleeping in tube stations across the city. In 2013, the London Underground will celebrate its 150th anniversary as the world’s first underground railway.

It’s the start of the Second World War. Bark and Howl are lost in the dark maze of tunnels under London, but with help from Sheba, an elderly one-eared cat, they learn how to survive. Soon the bombs begin to fall and the puppies become separated… As the attacks continue Bark and Howl are frightened, but they know the tunnels well and they’re the only ones who can lead hundreds of trapped people out of danger. Will Bark and Howl find each other and be victorious in leading Londoners to safety?

The Great Escape, 3rd May 2012, £5.99 (PB ISBN 9780141342719, EBook ISBN 9780141342726)

The Great Escape, 3rd May 2012, £5.99
(PB ISBN 9780141342719, EBook ISBN 9780141342726)


Before the bombs fell on London at the start of the Second World War, in September 1939 more than 400,000 cats and dogs died at their owner’s behest in just four days. This was more than six times the number of civilian deaths throughout the entire country during the whole of the war. In total between 1939 and 1940, a staggering 750,000 pets were put down.

The Great Escape follows Buster, Tiger and Rose as they make a daring escape across a country preparing for battle – but can they cheat death for the second time?

To be in with a chance of winning a set of the two books, please email your name, address and daytime contact number to:

The competition closes on Friday 19th April 2013. Posted by Tracy Thomas


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