My Dog, My Hero

My Dog, My Hero

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by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers, Loren Long
     
 

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'My Hero' to Be Chosen: Eight finalists will compete tonight for the title My Hero. The winner will wear the coveted gold Hero medal. These brave and courageous dogs will each appear with their nominator who will tell their story.

There's Smiley, who fought a giant bull. Bear used his giant paws to save the life of another dog. Munchkin warned a gardener of

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'My Hero' to Be Chosen: Eight finalists will compete tonight for the title My Hero. The winner will wear the coveted gold Hero medal. These brave and courageous dogs will each appear with their nominator who will tell their story.

There's Smiley, who fought a giant bull. Bear used his giant paws to save the life of another dog. Munchkin warned a gardener of a poisonous snake about to strike. Old Dog helped find people buried under rubble after a tornado. Buster pulled a baby carriage out of the path of a careening truck. Blue, who had never been known to bark, used his voice to bring help to his wounded master. Dopey's constant barking saved the life of a baby left in a sweltering car. Little Bit brought love and companionship to a nursing home resident.

Each story is told in the unique, sometimes humorous, but always Compelling voice of the person whose life was changed by the heroic action of a very extraordinary dog. Betsy Byars and her daughters Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers have joined forces to create dog stories full of adventure and suspense. Loren Long's paintings capture the heroic dignity of each of the dogs and heighten the drama of their special stories.

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Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Byars and her daughters set up this collection of eight stories as though a contest for the "My Hero" award were underway and they were serving as judges. A cross-section of citizens enter, each relating a story of one canine's valiant behavior, from rescuing a baby to restoring joy to a lonely person's life to finding people trapped after a tornado. Happily, not a single dog is lost in the process. The authors provide a distinct voice for each narrator and a distinct personality for each animal while highlighting the common themes of gratitude, admiration, and love. The short-story format and popular topic make this a sound choice for older reluctant readers as well as for younger children. A full-color painting and a cameo portrait of the pet accompany each selection.-Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805063271
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
540,879
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award

Meet the Author

Betsy Byars is the author of many acclaimed and well-loved books for children, including the Newbery Award-winning The Summer of the Swans. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina.

Betsy Duffey has written over 15 books for children,. most for middle-grade readers. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Laurie Myers is the author of several well-received books for intermediate readers, including Lewis and Clark and Me and collections of stories that she collaborated on with her mother Betsy Byars and sister, Betsy. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.

Loren Long has illustrated greeting cards, book jackets and magazine. My Dog, My Hero is his first children's book. He lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and their two sons.

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My Dog, My Hero 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book and my teacher is reading this book to us at school and I am enjoying it a lot
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It has true life and death stories where dogs remind us why we call them 'man's best friend' even people who hate dogs would say that these dogs amazeing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is such a great book for anyone who loves dogs or any animals. i have read it more than 10 times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got this books about three years ago, my kids(now 8 and 9) were fascinated then; and today, they still pick it up and read it, again and again. We love dogs and animals and these are really touching stories we never get tired of.