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Operation blue dragon / Stephen Dando-Collins.

By: Dando-Collins, Stephen, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Dando-Collins, Stephen, Caesar the war dog: 2.Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. Random House Australia, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 269 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857980533 (paperback).Subject(s): Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6 | Dogs -- War use -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- War use -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs | Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Dogs -- War use | Detector dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Detector dogs -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction | Detector dogs -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Juvenile fiction | New South Wales -- Sydney | Afghanistan | Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction | AustralianDDC classification: A823.3 Summary: When injured war hero Charlie finally returns to SAS service, he no longer needs Caesar's help as a care dog. Caesar can go back to what he does best – as a super-sniffing explosive detection dog in the Australian Army. Caesar and his handler, Ben, discover a bomb at the Sydney Opera House, targeted at the visiting Secretary-General of the United Nations. A little later, while on a peace mission in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General's helicopter goes down and he is captured by the Taliban. Caesar, Ben and Charlie join an international team to rescue him.
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When injured war hero Charlie finally returns to SAS service, he no longer needs Caesar's help as a care dog. Caesar can go back to what he does best – as a super-sniffing explosive detection dog in the Australian Army. Caesar and his handler, Ben, discover a bomb at the Sydney Opera House, targeted at the visiting Secretary-General of the United Nations. A little later, while on a peace mission in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General's helicopter goes down and he is captured by the Taliban. Caesar, Ben and Charlie join an international team to rescue him.

For primary school age.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-In this installment, Caesar's care partner, Charlie, is once again on active duty, so Caesar returns to being a super-sniffing explosive-finding dog in the Australian Army. On their first mission back together, Caesar and his handler, Ben, discover a bomb at the Sydney Opera House that is targeting the visiting secretary-general of the United Nations. Caesar saves the day but then the official's helicopter goes down and he is captured by the Taliban. Caesar, Ben, and Charlie join an international team to rescue him. This action-packed adventure will satisfy animal lovers and military enthusiasts alike. Caesar is easy to love and admire, and he really shines at showing the greatness behind military service dogs.-Katie Wilkinson, Gar-Field High School, Woodbridge, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Caesar the EDD (Explosive Detection Dog) is back in Dando-Collins' military fiction series, Caesar the War Dog. This time he has been assigned to a special ops mission to rescue the UN Secretary-General, who has been captured by the Taliban. Follow Caesar and his handler as they prepare for the mission, discuss tactics, and help execute the rescue. The characters are diverse but relatively flat, and the story is more cerebral than it is emotionally engaging. Instead, the book's strength is in its level of detail and contemporary subject matter. It is a positive voice for military intervention, which does not glorify war and violence but, rather, promotes peacekeeping and cooperation.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2014 Booklist

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