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Historical Animals: The Dogs, Cats, Horses, Snakes, Goats, Rats, Dragons, Bears, Elephants, Rabbits and Other Creatures that Changed the World

Historical Animals: The Dogs, Cats, Horses, Snakes, Goats, Rats, Dragons, Bears, Elephants, Rabbits and Other Creatures that Changed the World

Historical Animals: The Dogs, Cats, Horses, Snakes, Goats, Rats, Dragons, Bears, Elephants, Rabbits and Other Creatures that Changed the World

Historical Animals: The Dogs, Cats, Horses, Snakes, Goats, Rats, Dragons, Bears, Elephants, Rabbits and Other Creatures that Changed the World

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Overview

Throughout history, animals have shaped the world as we know it. But rarely have they received the recognition they deserve. Until now.

This inside look at history’s most famous animals features wacky verse, cool facts, historical stats, and zany cartoon art. Meet Alexander the Great’s horse Bucephalus, who was his battle companion for nearly 30 years. Learn about Mozart’s starling bird that helped him write music by singing along as he composed. Read about the Ethiopian goats that discovered the coffee bean, Marco Polo seeing dragons in China, and a dog named Boatswain that saved Napoleon’s life. From the cobra that killed Cleopatra to Cairo, the dog that helped hunt down Osama bin Laden, Historical Animals has these stories and more!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607348306
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: eBook
Pages: 96
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
File size: 69 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Julia Moberg grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Southlake, Texas. She atttended New York University where she received both her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of Skies Over Sweetwater, a young adult novel. She currently splits her time between Paris, France, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Read an Excerpt

Through history we learn
About many different things:
The pyramids, the moon landing,
And famous queens and kings.
Yet a certain population
Rarely gets its due:
Animals, you see,
Have left their paw prints, too!
The dog that saved Napoleon
And Mozart’s starling bird
Both transformed the world,
But their stories go unheard.
Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees,
Isaac Newton’s cats,
A mongoose standing trial,
Some deadly fleas and rats,
A gorilla that can sign,
An elephant that wowed—
These tales and many more
All begin right now . . .

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