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Heroes

Heroes

ISBN
9780571346295
Published
04/07/2019
9780571346295
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
192

About the Book

Thirty-three incredible stories of animal heroics from the team that brought you Blue Peter Award-winning SURVIVORS

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.

Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

Praise for the series:

‘True-story fans will love this.’ Inis Children's Books Ireland

‘Full of incredible real-life stories . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.’ Angels and Urchins

‘A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories.' Kirkus

Thirty-three incredible stories of animal heroics from the team that brought you Blue Peter Award-winning SURVIVORSFor 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. Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.Praise for the series:‘True-story fans will love this.’ Inis Children's Books Ireland ‘Full of incredible real-life stories . . . Ultimately an inspirational book, beautifully illustrated.’ Angels and Urchins‘A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories.' Kirkus
  • David Long

    Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and the Blue Peter award-winning author of SurvivorsHeroes and Rescue, which have total combined sales of 50,000 copies. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

    David says: I wrote to a few of my favourite authors when I was at school. I was genuinely delighted when they wrote back to answer my questions. I didn’t collect autographs or anything like that but I loved finding out more about the books I most enjoyed. I think I probably imagined they would find the letters tiresome, or that they wouldn’t want to be interrupted, but most seemed to enjoy hearing from their readers. I know I do. It is one of the things I like most about being a children’s author, and engaging with readers in this way is a constant delight.

“Rewarding fare for younger browsers.”
- Kirkus

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