Dexter, the Last Navy Horse

Dexter, the Last Navy Horse

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by Valarie Vine
     
 

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011328848
Publisher:
Valarie Vine
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
168,664
File size:
133 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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Dexter, the Last Navy Horse 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story to teach kids history, and a love for animals
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever reads and great for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a happy story at some parts and sad at othors but very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and funny horse! Loved Dexter, wish my horse was like that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think is a cute and good book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Animal lovers will really like this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey ppl this is kendal from btr :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Canterwood crest series wins my vote! Please try it!
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Great book so far!!! Gonna finish!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book for young horselovers
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hurray for dexter! Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a short story but its really good. Every horse lovers should read this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dexter was a WWII Army vet. He served proudly in Europe and when he came home he retired at a Naval home for retirees. It is a great story about how this retiree helped the other retirees at the home and the bonds they formed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It a great book you should buy it or at least lend it from a friend