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Jet the Rescue Dog

Jet the Rescue Dog by David Long, and illustrated by Peter Bailey, tells the astonishing stories of animal heroism in war.

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As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. Dogs, horses, cats (even birds, camels and elephants) have saved thousands of lives through instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion.

Like Jet, a dog who searched through ruins during the Blitz bombings to find survivors, or Sergeant Stubby, a dog who caught a spy. Or the pigeons who braved hurricanes, hawks and even snipers to help during WWII …

Engaging, uplifting and deeply moving, Jet the Rescue Dog tells the stories of these brave, silent heroes with sensitivity and gentle humour for readers age 8+. With black and white illustrations throughout.

Critic Reviews

Full of inspiring and amazing real tales of animals in war...it's a must read for animal lovers.

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Tales that remind us that not all heroes are human

Daily Mail
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Works well to introduce children to variety of conflicts and battles that have taken place throughout the world between 1914 and 2011. A timely book for the centenary of the Great War

The School Librarian
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A timely collection of animal heroism in war

Books for Keeps
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Funny, sad, heroic, all the stories are true