Dexter, the Last Navy Horse [NOOK Book]

Overview

Dexter was a real horse that was first drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and later served in the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Home for disabled and retired sailors. His little known story was so touching that this fictional short story was written about him and his friendship with his pals at the naval home so many years ago.

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Dexter, the Last Navy Horse

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Overview

Dexter was a real horse that was first drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and later served in the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Home for disabled and retired sailors. His little known story was so touching that this fictional short story was written about him and his friendship with his pals at the naval home so many years ago.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011328848
  • Publisher: Valarie Vine
  • Publication date: 6/3/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 123,294
  • File size: 130 KB

Meet the Author

Yep, that’s me sitting on a rock in Griffith Park over there on the left. Pretty young to write a book, you say? Actually, the photo was taken a very long time ago, but that little girl with the over-sized boots and sunny smile will always be that age (no matter how many chronological years I accumulate). You see, once upon a time I was a “Little Orange” in the “Big Apple”------a little girl from sleepy Sherman Oaks, California who suddenly found herself (along with her brother, mother and father) living in the city that NEVER sleeps, New York City! That little girl pretty much ran wild and free through the streets of that great metropolis and had adventures that seem almost unbelievable in retrospect. Before the images fade of those times so long ago, as if in a dream that we try to hold onto upon awakening, I want to share her story with all of you.


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I have long been a reader with a particular fondness for coming-of age books (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye being my personal favorites). I received a 3rd place writing award for an essay on fire prevention in 11th grade that consisted of a fireman holding a hose mounted on top of a block of wood with my name on it. It is still cherished as if it was an Oscar or Olympic medal because it was the first validation of my writing. Also, in no particular order, some of my favorite things are: a plastic container full of chewy Red Vines; a seagull named Ahab with only one webbed-foot that I visit and feed daily; toasted cinnamon muffins with nooks and crannies filled with butter; a tabby cat named MoMo who is missing most of his teeth; the classics of literature, music, and movies-----a shout out to Steinbeck, Vivaldi, and Ted Turner, respectively; and walking cemeteries in every season, honoring those now gone with brief vignettes of their lives and times.


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Good story

    Great short story to teach kids history, and a love for animals

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Good book for kids

    This is one of the best books i have ever reads and great for kids

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    AWSOME

    Dexter was a good horse. He was in a war who did his duty. Then he went to a place. Every person that lived in the place loved Dexter. It gets sad at the end. Dexter dies. I love horses so it makes me very sad he died. That is why I gave it a five out of five.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    A nice read.

    I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    It was great

    This was a happy story at some parts and sad at othors but very good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Horse lover

    Cute and funny horse! Loved Dexter, wish my horse was like that

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Cute

    I think is a cute and good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Wonderful story jmm44

    Animal lovers will really like this story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Hey ppl this is kendal from btr :)

    Hey ppl this is kendal from btr :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Tap!

    I would read it it is not long but a cute story no bad language and such would recommend ages 5-10

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    It was ok

    Ghdrgjyr

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    great

    I loved this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Great

    Wonderful read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Sifogkhdh

    *Pads in* I heard the whole convesation. You want a diamond that enables you to shapeshift?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Q

    Sorry! I think it ok but more like history class! :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    I love it

    Awesome book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Cute book, read for book suggestion

    Canterwood crest series wins my vote! Please try it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    :) Elizabeth

    Great book so far!!! Gonna finish!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    :) i.m happy

    This is a really good book for young horselovers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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