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Heroes

David Long
Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman

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

16 in stock

£18.99
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571342105
Date Published
04.10.2018
Delivery
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

Rewarding fare for younger browsers.

Kirkus
Critic Reviews

Brilliant Book.

Angels & Urchins Magazine
Critic Reviews

Heroes will be just as popular with mid- to upper-primary school children, and is a fantastic resource for schools who are looking at the world wars, highlighting animals’ individual stories of love, bravery and loyalty.

BookTrust
Critic Reviews

Will thrill children.

New Statesman
DavidLong

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals’ VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog, the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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