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Animal Heroes
This title covers these subjects: Animals., Animals -- War use., Working animals.
Animal Heroes
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Animal Heroes

Animals Heroes looks at those animals that have fought bravely alongside armies.

Reading LevelGrades 3-6
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
ATOS Level5.6
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #144508
Page Count32
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Reading Today Online blog - Barbara A. Ward

"Young readers may be surprised to learn that even animals have played important roles during wartime. Although the author romanticizes their contributions in her account, she also includes the sobering statistic that 8 million horses died during WWI. Readers will be pleased to learn about the Animals in War Memorial in London that celebrates the contributions of animals during war. They will enjoy reading about the many different types of animals that have helped humans as they waged war and tried to stay alive. The book contains vignettes about Napoleon’s dependable horse Marengo, who carried him safely through many war campaigns; a donkey named Duffy who carried the wounded from the battlefield during WWI; Sallie, a dog who refused to leave the sides of wounded Union soldiers after the Battle of Gettysburg; Cher Ami, a brave messenger pigeon; Gander, a courageous canine who sacrificed herself by catching a grenade, thus saving part of her Canadian regiment during WWII; and even the aptly-named HeroRATS that have been trained to locate land mines in Africa. Filled with photographs of many of the heroic animals and anecdotes about farm horses that were donated to the war effort during WWI, this nonfiction title will leave readers humbled by these loyal creatures and grateful that some of the animals received honors for their service while also leading to questions about the morality of using animals during times of war. These true stories will tug at just about anyone's heartstrings. - Barbara A. Ward Reading Today Online blog 11/14/2012" - Reading Today Online blog

November 14, 2012

Omaha Public Schools - Janet Drieling

"This book tells some of the stories of animals and how they have helped in times of war around the world. Animals represented range from glow worms kept in jars for light at night to pigeons, dogs, horses, camels, and even elephants. Titles, sub-titles, captions, a Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Maps, and additional informational sites are all included. –Janet Drieling, Franklin School Omaha Public Schools1/19/2013" - Omaha Public Schools

January 19, 2013

Jane Bingham

Jane Bingham

Jane Bingham is an experienced writer for young adults. She has written over 100 nonfiction books on a variety of topics. Jane has a first class degree in English Literature and an M. Phil in History of Art and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. She has two sons and three stepsons and lives in Oxford, England.

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