Barry (Dog Diaries Series #3)

Barry (Dog Diaries Series #3)

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by Kate Klimo, Tim Jessell
     
 

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Barry der Menschenretter—a.k.a. Barry—the most famous St. Bernard dog in history, tells the story of his life for the first time. Eight-thousand feet above sea level, in the treacherous pass in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland, the monks of the hospice of St. Bernard have, since the 11th century, kept dogs to help them rescue travelers lost in the

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Barry der Menschenretter—a.k.a. Barry—the most famous St. Bernard dog in history, tells the story of his life for the first time. Eight-thousand feet above sea level, in the treacherous pass in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland, the monks of the hospice of St. Bernard have, since the 11th century, kept dogs to help them rescue travelers lost in the snow. In time, these dogs became a breed unto themselves, named for the hospice. They are responsible for helping over 2,000 travelers who might otherwise have frozen to death. With great modesty, Barry tells not just about his own heroic exploits (saving over 40 lives, including that of a 12-year-old boy frozen in a cave), but about his daily life in the hospice, his close relationship with the brothers who train him, and about the other hospice hounds with whom he teams up to guide lost travelers and save lives. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell—plus an appendix with information about St. Bernards, the Great St. Bernard Hospice, and much, more—Barry's tale is perfect for dog-crazy middle-grade readers!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449812808
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Series:
Dog Diaries Series, #3
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
89,507
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers, including the Dog Diaries series books Ginger, Buddy, Barry, and Togo. To learn more about her and her work, visit kateklimo.com

TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of all the books in the Dog Diaries series. Check out his work at timjessell.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Barry" is the story of a Great Saint Bernard that saved lives in the mountains. As a pup he dreams of being and saving people in the snow. His wish comes true. He has amazing adventures from digging people from snow drifts, rescuing a baby for its mother, to almost being killed himself! Barry is a remarkable dog who shows how helpful, smart, and kind dogs are to the whole human race.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im bored. Thought Barry. So he went to go help pther people. For more like this search dog diaries. ~ Frecklepaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have any of you seen the movie Frozen?( It's the best movie ever!.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever I LOVE DOGS
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Thay are killing horses in Texes so "there" cattle can have all the grass. They are jerks. From, Sara T. Dower
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dog is great,but too much dying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes a nest. So do her bros and sis.
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