The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Rebel Dogs! Heroic Tales of Trusty Hounds
Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books
This enjoyable collection of true stories about remarkable dogs from around the world focuses on 30 individual hounds, each with their own astonishing tale.
Read about the self-appointed lifeguard, a Labrador known as Swansea Jack, who rescued 27 people and two dogs from the river. Marvel at the resilience of Bobbie, a Collie mix who walked 3,000 miles across rivers, plains, deserts and mountains to find his family after they became separated on holiday. Discover incredible acts of courage, determination and devotion from hounds through the ages, including Buddy, America’s first guide dog and Ashley the Whippet, who became a world frisbee champion.
With an eclectic mix of dog-related facts, trivia, jokes and games, readers will learn about the amazing achievements of canine cosmonauts, heroic war dogs, record-breaking pooches and superstars of science. This comprehensive volume features an extensive glossary, recommendations for further reading, useful websites, an index and a timeline starting from 14,000 BC, when the earliest known dog was discovered in Germany.
Artwork from 17 different illustrators contributes to the fresh, diverse style of this funny, warm-hearted book. A joyful tribute to our four-legged friends, which would make an ideal gift for any young dog enthusiast.