June 2023 D-Day in fiction :

6 June 2023 D-Day in fiction : D-Day Dog

2023 marks the 79th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

To mark the 79th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2023, I will have a SPECIAL competition coming soon on twitter to win your own Glenn soft toy dog and a signed copy of D-Day Dog.

Follow me on twitter @tompalmerauthor for a chance to win.

Cover: Tom Clohosy Cole

Jack can’t wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It’s his chance to learn more about the war heroes he has always admired – brave men like his dad, who is a reserve soldier. But when his dad is called up to action and things at home spiral out of control, everything Jack believes about war is thrown into question.


Finding comfort only in the presence of his loyal dog, Finn, Jack is drawn to the heart-wrenching true story of one particular D-Day paratrooper. On 6 June 1944, Emile Corteil parachuted into France with his dog, Glen – and Jack is determined to discover their fate … More about D-Day Dog here.

D-Day Resources

Poster to download here      




D-Day Dog cover prediction worksheets  Download here





D-Day Dog Blackout Poem Challenge Introduction and how to guide to create your own Blackout Poems, including suggested texts, examples and a certificate. Download here




10 Questions about War for class discussions Download here    




Colouring What view do you think Jack and his new puppy are looking at? Can you draw the plane Emile and his dog Glenn are parachuting out or where they might be landing? Download here 

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