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)

by Kelly Milner Halls


View All Available Formats & Editions


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.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426313967
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Series: National Geographic Kids Chapters Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Lilly: Courageous Canine 4

Chapter 1 Love at First Sight 6

Chapter 2 Lilly to the Rescue 16

Chapter 3 A New Career 26

Dolphins: Daring Rescuers 36

Chapter 1 Shark Attack! 38

Chapter 2 A Pod of Protectors 48

Chapter 3 Life Savers 58

Binti Jua and Jambo: Gorilla Good Guys 68

Chapter 1 Boy Meets Gorilla 70

Chapter 2 Bringing Up Binti 80

Chapter 3 Another Great Ape 90

Don't Miss! 101

Index and More Information 110

Customer Reviews