Craig & Fred, Young Readers' Edition: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

Craig & Fred, Young Readers' Edition: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

by Craig Grossi

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ISBN-13: 9780062693358
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 55,757
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Craig Grossi is an eight-year Marine Corps veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. After returning from Afghanistan, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and attended Georgetown University. When not travelling with Fred, he works intensively with veteran organizations, including the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS). He and Fred live in Washington, DC. You can find them online at www.fredtheafghan.com.

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Craig & Fred Young Readers' Edition: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
When Craig and Fred first appeared on my doorstep I was a tad bit apprehensive. I don't read much non-fiction/memoirs; however, with a cute dog on the cover and an interesting tagline - "A marine, a stray dog, and how they rescued each other" - I was intrigued and willing to give it a try. As it turns out, I'm so incredibly happy I did! Craig and Fred is such a heartwarming (albeit slightly heartbreaking) story of friendship, loyalty, and finding a "home," no matter where you may be in life. One of my favorite parts about Craig and Fred was the casual way in which it was told. It often felt like Craig was talking to me, telling me his story as if we were two old friends sitting at a restaurant together. This characteristic made it easy to read as well as compelling. I was often telling myself, "okay, one more chapter and then I'll go to bed," but that never seemed to happen. Additionally, I enjoyed the way in which it was both personal and informational. I learned a lot about Afghanistan while reading this book, and it was incredibly eye-opening to say the least. I valued that Craig included the bad as well as the good that Afghanistan brought. It was heartwarming and hopeful to read about his positive interactions with the Afghan people as well as to see how far the Afghan citizens would go to maintain some sort of normalcy in their lives. I also liked that the book didn't just end once Craig come home and was reunited with Fred; instead, it continued on, showing the challenges both Craig and Fred faced while trying to regain normalcy themselves. Last but not least: the bond between Craig and Fred. It brought so many smiles and even a few tears. Seriously, I love, love, loved it! In all, Craig and Fred is well worth a read! The copy I read was the young reader's edition, and I feel like it would be the perfect gift for any youngster in your life who is interested in the military and/or lovable dogs. Grade: A+
Anonymous 11 months ago
Awesome story and very worth sharing.