Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs through History

Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs through History

by Gena K. Gorrell

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Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs through History by Gena K. Gorrell

Winner of The 2003 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award

Included on VOYA’s ninth annual Nonfiction Honor List


Since the first hungry wolf bravely approached an ancient cooking fire and was rewarded with a scrap of meat, our lives and the lives of dogs have been interwoven. Dogs have worked for us as warriors with ammunition strapped to their bodies. Dogs have gone through snow, icy seas, and into the dangerous rubble of collapsed buildings to rescue us. Dogs, with their spectacular ability to detect odors, keep us safe by finding drugs and explosives. They lead us if we cannot see and react for us when we cannot hear. Most of all, they love us – and we love them.

This fascinating book by Norma Fleck Award-winner, Gena K. Gorrell, describes the dogs of history, the evolution of breeds for different purposes, and the training involved in preparing the modern-day heroes who find lost children, nab criminals, and point out contraband – heroes who just happen to be dogs.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770490314
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 05/08/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Gena K. Gorrell is a book editor and an award-winning writer of non-fiction for young people. Her third book, Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale, won the Norma Fleck Award for Non-Fiction. In her spare time she is a first-aid instructor and a volunteer officer in the Toronto Police Marine Unit. She lives in Toronto with her husband and her dog.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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