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Rags: Hero Dog of WWI

A True Story

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI
Margot Theis Raven By (author)
Petra Brown Illustrated by
9781585362585
Product ID:  11673
$21.99
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2014/08/02
Sleeping Bear Press

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9.0 X 11.0 in
32 pg


JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs


Description

During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers. News about Rags spreads and soon the little dog's battlefield exploits become the stuff of legend. But during a fierce battle near the end of the war, both Rags and Donovan are wounded. Severely injured, Donovan is sent back to the United States. And the little dog with the big heart refuses to leave his best friend's side.

Author Bio

A national award-winning author and speaker, Margot Theis Raven’s long professional career includes writing in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers and children’s books. She has more than 1,000 published articles to her name and nine children’s picture books.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, Margot’s first book with Sleeping Bear Press, was a 2003 Children’s Choice award winner from the International Reading Association. Margot’s books bridge generations of readers through the belief that the worst of times can bring out the best in people and are often set against powerful backdrops such as World War II or America’s Civil Rights period.


Petra Brown's work includes the popular Loves You! series and the soon-to-be-released Bevan. She lives in Wales, United Kingdom.