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Top Dogs

True Stories of Canines that Made History

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
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published: March 2017
ISBN:9781554519064
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Calling all dog lovers! History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it. For the millions of kids who love dogs, this book tells the stories of 8 amazing canines through the ages whose actions influenced the course of history. Author Liz 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, Brandy, a German Shepherd who discovered a bomb aboard a plane, and Seaman, the Newfoundland, who accompanied Lewis and Clark, helping them complete their expedition by protecting them from wild animals and providing them with food. Scattered throughout the book are side bars filled with information about the exploits of many other dogs as well as the history, habits, and characteristics of various breeds.

About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Joint winner, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Assocation
  • , Red Cedar Book Award nomination
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

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

— Kirkus Reviews

“Text is accessible and bursting with energy . . . Sure to be a hit.” —School Library Journal, 02/01/17

— School Library Journal

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

— Canadian Children’s Book News

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

— Booklist

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