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True Stories of Canines that Made History


by Elizabeth MacLeod

Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association

Calling all dog lovers!

For the millions of kids who love dogs, this book tells the stories of eight amazing canines whose actions influenced the course of history. Author Elizabeth MacLeod’s kid-friendly, narrative style captures the time and place when the events took place as well as the sense of adventure that colors every story. Among the dogs featured are Stubby, a mutt who rescued American soldiers in the trenches of WWI, Buddy, the first seeing-eye-dog in North America, and Seaman, the Newfoundland, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, protecting them from wild animals and providing them with food.

Scattered throughout the book are sidebars filled with information about the exploits of many other dogs, as well as the history, habits, and characteristics of various breeds. History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it.

Reviews:

“Text is accessible and bursting with energy . . . Sure to be a hit.”
—School Library Journal, 02/17


“A plethora of excellent photographs accompanies the engaging text.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 02/01/17


“This rollicking resource is practically paw-fect.”
—Booklist, 04/01/17


“Easy-to-follow narrative style.”
—Canadian Children’s Book News, Summer/17