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Animal stories : heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom / Jane Yolen with her children, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Adam Stemple, & Jason Stemple ; illustrated by Jui Ishida.

Yolen, Jane. (Author).

Available copies

  • 6 of 8 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 8 total copies.

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Barnesville Public Library J 591 YOL (Text) 33500011980745 Main Available -
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Thief River Falls Public Library j 591 YOL (Text) 35500005873516 Main Checked out 06/21/2023
Warroad Public Library j 591 YOL (Text) 35500005534795 Main Checked out 06/23/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426317255 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1426317255 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781426317262 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1426317263 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-158) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The sled dog who helped save the children of Nome -- The Iditarod Race commemorates the run -- Balanchine's elephants -- The humane treatment of performing animals -- Simon : ship's cat first class -- Other onboard cats -- Keiko, the Orca movie star -- Orca (Orcinus orca), killer whale? -- Daughter of Sunshine -- Altruism in animals -- Owen and Mzee : an unlikely pair -- Other unlikely pairs -- The Capitoline geese : after the battle -- Hoover, the talking seal -- Talking animals -- Greyfriars Bobby : man's best friend -- The elephant whisperer -- Elephant mourners -- Cheri Ami, the pigeon hero -- Homing pigeons : how do they find their way home? -- Washoe, the hand-signing chimp -- Another famous signing chimp -- Christian the lion -- Lions in captivity -- Saving the whales : gray whale -- Seabiscuit, the people's horse -- Why was Seabiscuit so popular? -- Smokey, the firefighting bear -- Was Smokey too good at fire prevention? -- Pale Male, big-city hawk -- Red-tailed haws outside the city -- The last of Lonesome George -- Darwin, evolution, and tortoises -- The Tamworth two -- What is a Tamworth pig?
Summary, etc.:
Presents a collection of true animal stories from different historical periods, including the tales of Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, and Internet sensation Christian the lion.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
    *Starred Review* This engaging large-format volume offers 19 surprising, amusing, and endearing stories of real animals doing unusual things. Some kids have already read about Balto, Pale Male, or Owen and Mzee, but the familiar stories here are well worth retelling, and the new ones are equally amazing and memorable. After all, how many have heard of the elephants that danced a ballet choreographed for them by George Balanchine? Then there is the flock of sacred geese that warned ancient Romans of a sneak attack by the invading Gauls. And what about the two English pigs that escaped on their way to the slaughterhouse, swam across the icy River Avon, and, as twentieth-century media darlings, found a safe haven in the end? Throughout the collection, the subjects are well chosen, and the writing by Yolen and her adult children is consistently fine. Painted in acrylics and digitally enhanced, the appealing illustrations feature rich colors, sensitive character portrayals, and dramatically composed scenes. An informative sidebar accompanies each story, an appended world map points out the settings, and a photo-illustrated "cast of characters" briefly summarizes the narratives. Well suited to reading alone or reading aloud to younger children, this handsome book is a treasury of highly enjoyable animal stories. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Born and raised in New York City, JANE YOLEN now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, when she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother.JUI ISHIDA, born in Taiwan, was raised in Japan. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Ishida has had an illustrious career as an accomplished children's book illustrator. Her unique style has been praised for its exquisite color and design.

Born and raised in New York City, JANE YOLEN now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, when she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother.

JUI ISHIDA, born in Taiwan, was raised in Japan. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Ishida has had an illustrious career as an accomplished children's book illustrator.  Her unique style has been praised for its exquisite color and design.

Subject: Animals > Anecdotes.
Animals > Anecdotes.
Animals.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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