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Courageous Canine: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (National Geographic Chapters Series)
     

Courageous Canine: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (National Geographic Chapters Series)

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by Kelly Milner Halls
 

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National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night.

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Overview

National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night.

Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life to save her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Combines everything kids love to read about — exciting adventures, wonderful animals, daring rescues." —Examiner.com

"The stories run the gamut from heartwarming to inspirational to thrilling. The story selection will appeal to even the most reluctant readers." —Library Media Connection

Children's Literature - Tima Murrell
Animals can be just as courageous as humans. And often their heroic deeds are rescuing the humans that they love. The author has taken three different types of animals and tells the stories of the heroic rescues they accomplished. Meet Lilly, the pit bull who rescued her human mom from a train. There are also dolphins who rescue swimmers from sharks, and gorillas who rescue small children when they fall. Written in chapter form, the stories are simple and easy for a child to read, but interesting enough to capture an adult's attention. Pictures are spread through the book for visual aid. Brightly colored borders add interest to every page and help divide each chapter. Any words that might be a bit difficult are sounded out in parenthesis. Little bullet points throughout each chapter provide addition information about the animals. The stories are a beautiful way to bring children closer to their pets and show just how amazing animals can be. Reviewer: Tima Murrell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426313981
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Series:
National Geographic Chapters Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
685,148
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

For the past 15 years, award-winning author KELLY MILNER HALLS has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFOs or dozens of other unusual themes. She speaks at schools and conferences all over the country and also works as YA novelist Chris Crutcher's assistant.

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Courageous Canine: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (National Geographic Chapters Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Animals can be just as courageous as humans. And often their heroic deeds are rescuing the humans that they love. The author has taken three different types of animals and tells the stories of the heroic rescues they accomplished. Meet Lilly, the pit bull who rescued her human mom from a train. There are also dolphins who rescue swimmers from sharks, and gorillas who rescue small children when they fall. Written in chapter form, the stories are simple and easy for a child to read, but interesting enough to capture an adult's attention. Pictures are spread through the book for visual aid. Brightly colored borders add interest to every page and help divide each chapter. Any words that might be a bit difficult are sounded out in parenthesis. Little bullet points throughout each chapter provide addition information about the animals. The stories are a beautiful way to bring children closer to their pets and show just how amazing animals can be. I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the first chapter and I love it already.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love This Series AND Play Animal Jam! Add Snakes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even thogh if your a cat fan like me I AMM THE ULTIMATE CAT FAN ESPECIALLY WARRIORS FAN PLZ READ THE SRIES you will love this book it is so sweet and touching!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to TIGER IN TROUBLE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing you will totally love and you should deffentily buy it and you wil have no regrets and if you absolutly love dogs you will be sure to lovve love love love this book I think i made that way to perky
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I recomend it to any kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I relly want this to be my book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U are a didodo