Animal Rescuers (True Tales Series)

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Meet a dog that rescues cats, a cat that saved her kittens from a burning building, a pig that caused a traffic jam, and a dog that rescued his owner from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Read about how these brave animals became heroes.

Describes four animal heroes: Ginny, a dog who helps cats; Scarlett, a cat who rescued her kittens from fire; Lulu, a pig who found help for her ill owner; and Dorado, a guide dog who led his owner out of the collapsing ...

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Overview

Meet a dog that rescues cats, a cat that saved her kittens from a burning building, a pig that caused a traffic jam, and a dog that rescued his owner from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Read about how these brave animals became heroes.

Describes four animal heroes: Ginny, a dog who helps cats; Scarlett, a cat who rescued her kittens from fire; Lulu, a pig who found help for her ill owner; and Dorado, a guide dog who led his owner out of the collapsing World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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Gr 2-5-The introduction in each title immediately piques readers' interest by briefly summarizing the book's four featured animals. A full chapter is then devoted to telling the story of each creature. Readers of Rescuers will be moved by Ginny, a dog with a knack for finding hurt homeless cats; Lulu, a pig that sought help for its owner stricken with a heart attack; Scarlett, a cat that rescued her kittens from a burning building; and Salty, a guide dog that on 9/11 led his owner to safety from the 71st floor of the World Trade Center. The stars of Masterminds are Clever Hans, a horse so adept at picking up cues from humans that he appeared to do math; Alex, a parrot that learned the names of more than 50 objects; Betty, a crow that fashioned a hook out of wire; and chimps with language skills. The authors do an excellent job of introducing new terms. Unfamiliar or difficult words are printed in bold and featured in the glossaries. Often, a word is spelled phonetically following its use or is immediately defined. Full-color photographs nicely enhance the tales. Many of the pictures are of the animals in action (Rescuers includes scenes of the devastation of 9/11 and of Scarlett with facial burns) or show them with their human friends. Ideal for both leisure reading and student use, these titles encourage empathy toward animals.-Cathie Bashaw Morton, Somers Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780516229157
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: True Tales Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Chapter 1 The Dog Who Loves Cats 6
Chapter 2 Scarlett, the Brave Cat 16
Chapter 3 LuLu to the Rescue 28
Chapter 4 Salty and the Falling Building 34
Glossary 44
Find Out More 46
Index 47
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