Combat-Wounded Dogs

Overview

In January 2006, soldier Brendan Poelaert and his military dog, Flapoor, were in the middle of combat in Iraq. Suddenly, a bomb exploded! The blast was so strong that Brendan passed out. When he woke up, his arm hung limp and broken by his side. Brendan wasn't interested in his arm, though. He wanted to know what had happened to Flapoor. When he finally spotted his dog, he saw that the powerful animal's chest was bleeding. Brendan knew he had to get help right away, or Flapoor would die. Would Brendan be able to ...

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Overview

In January 2006, soldier Brendan Poelaert and his military dog, Flapoor, were in the middle of combat in Iraq. Suddenly, a bomb exploded! The blast was so strong that Brendan passed out. When he woke up, his arm hung limp and broken by his side. Brendan wasn't interested in his arm, though. He wanted to know what had happened to Flapoor. When he finally spotted his dog, he saw that the powerful animal's chest was bleeding. Brendan knew he had to get help right away, or Flapoor would die. Would Brendan be able to save his canine partner's life?

Flapoor is just one of many special dogs that have played an important role in the military. Look inside to learn more about these heroic animals and how, like other soldiers, many have been wounded and yet survived!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cherie Ilg Haas
Captivating photos and relevant side-notes are found throughout this educational book describing how dogs are trained and then serve in the military all over the world, saving lives by using their amazing senses to find bombs, weapons, and enemies in general. Wasting no time with formalities, this book goes straight into the active life of combat dogs, and the realities that they face while working. It immediately grabs the reader's attention and holds it as stories of brave soldier-dogs are shared. The respect that is given toward these dogs is also shown, as it describes how they are treated with soldier-status today. This can also be seen in the chapters by the military vets and hospitals that are provided at home and abroad. Broken up into short chapters and full of photos of working dogs, this book is highly recommended. This title is part of the "Dog Heroes" series. It includes a table of contents, glossary, bibliography, additional reading suggestions, and an index. Reviewer: Cherie Ilg Haas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597168649
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Dog Heroes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Wounded! 4

To the Rescue 6

Canine Soldiers 8

A Long Military History 10

From Equipment to Solider 12

Dangerous Work 14

Combat Dog Training 16

A Hospital Goes to the Dogs 18

The Process of Healing 20

Flown Out 22

Doggie Doctors 24

From Soldier to Pet 26

Just the Facts 28

Common Breeds 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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