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Author Long, David, 1961- author.

Title Heroes : incredible true stories of courageous animals / David Long ; illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.

Publication Info. London : Faber & Faber, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  J 636 LON    AVAILABLE
Edition Illustrated edition.
Description 180 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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Note Originally published in the UK in 2014 under the title Jet the Rescue Dog. This illustrated edition first published in the UK and the USA in 2018.
Contents Rip: a rescue among the ruins -- Gallipoli Murphy: four-legged ambulance -- Judy: animal prisoner of war -- Peter: the dog who was kissed by a queen -- Gustav: the first bird back from the battle -- Rob: the dog who joined the SAS -- Voytek: the bear who carried bombs -- Satan of Verdun: a city's saviour -- Rats: the army's little dog soldier -- Tommy: the accidental spy -- Ricky: the nose that knew -- Cher Ami: A daring flight into danger -- Tich: a tough front-line fighter -- Appollo: a bright light on the darkest day -- Chindit Minnie: born in the heat of battle -- Prince: the dog who ran away to war -- Daisy: keeping morale afloat -- Theo: the dog who died of a broken heart -- G.I. Joe: one flight, a thousand lives saved -- Simon: the cat who saved his crew -- Tipperary Beauty: the dog who rescued pets -- White Vision: a flying bird on a flying boat -- Sheila: braving blizzards to get a crew home -- Jet of Iada: the dog that leapt up a ladder -- Kenley Lass: the pigeon who spied for Britain.
Summary "For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories. Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more. These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human" --Publisher description.
Audience NC1230L Lexile
Subject Animal heroes -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- War use -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Animal heroes.
Animal heroes. (OCoLC)fst00809226
Animals -- War use. (OCoLC)fst00809559
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General.
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Instructional and educational works.
Added Author Hyndman, Kerry, illustrator.
Added Title Jet the rescue dog
Other Form: ebook version : 9780571342112
ISBN 9780571342105 (hardback)
0571342108 (hardback)

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