'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.
In My Dog, My Hero 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.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||7 - 11 Years|
About 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.
Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for The Summer of the Swans, is the author of many revered and popular books for children. She and her husband live in South Carolina.
Laurie Myers lives in Georgia.
Betsy Duffey lives in Georgia.
Loren Long has illustrated greeting cards, book jackets and magazines. My Dog, My Hero is his first children's book. He lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and their two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
This is a really good book and my teacher is reading this book to us at school and I am enjoying it a lot
this is such a great book for anyone who loves dogs or any animals. i have read it more than 10 times!
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.