By: Kirby Larson
Rising Action: The rising action in the story is that a man convinces Hobie to give Duke to the war dogs or the k-9’s. Hobie decided to do the right thing and contribute to the War. He gave Duke to the War Dogs/K-9's to help the soldiers in need. Hobie told the man that he wanted Duke to come back safe and sound.
Climax: While Duke is gone and his dad is still at war, Hobie's family has to do everything they can to help the war effort. His Mom, Sister June, and Hobie got letters from their dad and the k-9’s/War Dogs letting them know how they were doing. One day when Hobie was picking up his sister June from girl scouts, he decided he wanted to get Duke back. He was worried he would never see Duke again.
Falling Action: When Hobbie decided to get Duke back from the war dogs/k-9’s, he started writing letters to the war dogs/k-9’s to convince them to give Duke back. One day Hobbie got a letter from the k-9’s and they said that they were happy he had let Duke go to the k-9’s. After he finished reading the letter, he thought that he did the right thing and he decided to wait until his dad and Duke come home safely.
Resolution: Hobie was happy to hear the war was almost over. He knew Duke and his Dad were about to come home. One evening, someone rang the doorbell and it was Duke and the person that was looking after him. Hobbie jumped up with excitement to see Duke and that he was okay. The next day, Hobie’s mom got a phone call and she was told that his dad was coming home. The whole family was in tears and overjoyed, knowing he was finally coming home! Everyone was so happy they planned a Welcome home party with all their friends and family. Hobie was so happy to have his dog and his Dad back.
Pictures and Information
Hobie with Duke
Hobie and Duke were the best of friends. When Duke was with the war dogs, Hobie was always worried about him. Thinking he may never come home. One day he did return and Hobie ran to him to give him a hug as well as his Mom and sister. Hobie and Duke will always be family and best friends.
This is a picture of WW2. It is a soldier with a war dog. During WW2, people who owned a certain breed of dogs could decide weather or not to give them to the war dogs. This was a decision Hobie had to make. Whether he wanted to give up Duke or not. There is also a quote in the picture, It says "Give Dogs And Dollars to Dogs For Defense"
In my opinion, Duke is a great book and I strongly recommend it. It shows the bond between a boy and it's dog. A very difficult decision he had to make in order to have Duke serve in WW2.