Police Horses

Police Horses

by Sunita Apte
     
 

The bank robbery was going as planned. Now all the thief had to do was make a quick getaway. As he ran outside, however, something large blocked his path. The robber gasped as he looked up. Officer Dave McGrath and his police horse, Dirty Harry, stood in the way. Terrified, the robber surrendered. He knew he couldn't escape from a policeman on a horse! Dirty Harry is… See more details below

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Overview

The bank robbery was going as planned. Now all the thief had to do was make a quick getaway. As he ran outside, however, something large blocked his path. The robber gasped as he looked up. Officer Dave McGrath and his police horse, Dirty Harry, stood in the way. Terrified, the robber surrendered. He knew he couldn't escape from a policeman on a horse! Dirty Harry is just one of thousands of hard-working four-legged cops. Look inside to learn more about police horses and how these heroic animals help keep the streets safe.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Horses have always had a special relationship with people. This attractive "Horsepower" series from Bearport should find avid readers among young horse-lovers whether they are interested in history, racing, police and military mounts, or learning to ride and show. Each book defines the work done by certain breeds, explains their training, and offers many examples of outstanding horses and riders, both present and historical. Among breeds pictured in Police Horses are Percheron, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and the Tennessee Walking Horse. Equine enthusiasts will discover that horses have been used for police work since the nineteenth century; New York was the first American city to employ a mounted unit. (Though horses were often displaced by police cars in the 1930s, mounted police units are making a comeback in many cities.) Other sections explore the training needed for crowd control and street patrol, and, reassuringly, show older horses at special farms for retired police mounts. Each spread introduces new information, a sidebar with a related fact, and two well-chosen illustrations—from eye-catching color photos to prints and older sepia and black-and-white photographs. Especially effective in this title are pictures of Italian and Chinese mounted police, though adults might question another view of a large "brave" horse looming over two children in the name of "crowd control." Designed to engage readers at various skill levels, this well-produced series emphasizes the age-old bond between humans and the loyal, intelligent, often heroic horse. Included are a glossary, a bibliography, and a "Just the Facts" page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597164016
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Horse Power Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
391,965
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
IG850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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