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Daring dogs : 30 true tales of heroic hounds / Kimberlie Hamilton ; illustrations by Allie Runnion, Andrew Gardner, Becky Davies [and 14 others].

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library J 636.7088 HAM (Text) 33500013262381 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J 636.7088 HAM (Text) 33500013262373 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338618037
  • ISBN: 1338618032
  • Physical Description: 151 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2020].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Eat, play, love -- What happened when -- Antis, the dog who could fly -- They also served -- Arthur, Amazon adventurer -- Trailblazers with tails -- Ashley Whippet, phenomenal Frisbee dog -- Dogspotting for beginners -- Bobbie, cross-country trekker -- Droolworthy destinations -- Brandy, disaster-averting bomb dog -- Scent-sational sniffers -- Buddy, America's first seeing eye dog -- Hounds who love to help -- Caesar, companion to a king -- Royal rovers -- Fortune, Napoleon's pint-size nemesis -- Yankee doodle dawgs -- Hachiko, famously faithful -- Friends fur-ever -- Jock, the Bushveld's legendary hero -- Incredible (but true) dog facts -- Jofi, Freud's furry assistant -- Work like a dog! -- Judy, courageous prisoner of war -- Khan, four-legged war hero -- (Wo)Man's best friend -- Laika, first canine cosmonaut -- Superstars of science -- Mari, inspirational earthquake survivor -- The dog from nose to tail -- Nipper, adorable advertising icon -- Oddball, Aussie penguin protector -- Why do dogs do that? -- Pompey, the pug who saved a prince -- Rico, the Albert Einstein of dogs -- How many dogs does it take... -- Rin Tin TIn, Hollywood hound -- Film stars with fur -- Robot, treasure-hunting terrier -- Sallie-Ann Jarrett, civil war mascot -- Sergeant Stubby, World War I's top dog -- Bowwow wow! -- Smoky, four pounds of courage -- Pick-of-the-litter books -- Station Jim, Victorian-age charity collector -- Swansea Jack, famous Welsh lifeguard -- Digital dogs -- Taro and Jiro, alone in the Antarctic -- Mutts with guts -- Titina, North Pole pioneer -- Togo, Alaska's greatest sled dog -- Heroic hounds -- Trakr, Ground Zero hero -- The K-9s of 9/11 -- 10 ways to help hounds in need -- Daring dogs timeline -- Glossary -- Why do dogs do that? Quiz answers -- Fur-ther reading -- About the author -- About the illustrators.
Summary, etc.:
Meet the most extraordinary dogs in the world in this illustrated book of mini-profiles, from the first cloned pup to canine war heroes and beyond. Dive into the exciting stories of 30 of the most amazing pooches in history with animal rights activist Kimberlie Hamilton. Alongside colorful illustrations, Daring Dogs tells the incredible stories of Smoky, a four-pound Yorkie who served in World War II; Laika, the first dog to launch into space; and many more inspiring canines from around the world. Filled with fun quizzes and dog-based trivia, this is a perfect entry point to history for dog lovers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    In this companion to Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats (2019), Hamilton lets dogs have their day. Using a similar format, this canine compendium opens with a time line of dog facts through history before delving into short, upbeat profiles that highlight dogs' derring-do. From war heroes (like Judy, an English pointer who aided POWs during WWII) to rescuers (like Brandy, a German shepherd in the New York Police Department who sniffed out a bomb on a plane in 1972—before trained bomb-sniffing dogs existed) to adventurous trekkers (like Taro and Jiro, Sakhalin huskies who survived the harsh conditions of Antarctica on their own in the 1950s after the first Japanese expedition had to evacuate), these dogs show why they've earned the reputation of faithful and loyal companions. Adding to their fascinating stories are visual representations in a variety of media by multiple artists, as well as interspersed facts on topics like "film stars with fur" and presidential pooches. Back matter with even more related information completes the unleashed fun. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kimberlie Hamilton is passionate about animals and loves to write entertaining nonfiction books for children. Kimberlie has an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently pursuing another Master’s in Cultural & Creative Communication at the University of Aberdeen. She used to live in sunny Southern California and now lives in misty Northern Scotland with four cats.

Subject: Working dogs > Juvenile literature.
Service dogs > Juvenile literature.
Animal heroes > Juvenile literature.
Dogs > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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