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Digger the Hero Dog

Kilee Brookbank, Lucia Benito (Illustrator)


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Digger Highlander was an everyday, average Chorkie, a cute little dog who loved his family and had a particular fondness for playing in the yard.

But one day, when he was at home with his human sister, Kilee, Digger smelled a funny odor and then heard a loud boom!

Confused at first, he quickly realized Kilee was in trouble. There had been a gas leak in the house, and the candle Kilee lit had started a fire. Kilee lay on the bathroom floor, unconscious and covered in burns.

That’s when Digger sprang into action. He raced to the bathroom and barked so loudly that he roused Kilee before leading her running from the house, leaving behind the deadly flames.

Kilee spent thirty-eight days recovering in a hospital, and when she returned home, Digger stayed by her side as she faced a difficult recovery. Today, years after the fire, Digger remains Kilee’s best friend and protector—a genuine hero who just happens to wear fur.

Digger the Hero Dog is a true story of the bond between humans and their pets with a happy ending and an important fire-safety message for children. Just as Digger did, kids will learn that even the littlest among them can make a huge difference in the life of a friend.

KiCam Projects, LLC, 9780999158197, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

About the Author

Kilee Brookbank is a college student, shoe fanatic, animal lover – and burn survivor. Severely injured when a gas leak caused her house to explode in November 2014, Kilee was hospitalized for thirty-eight days before returning home to a life of new challenges and a new “normal.” Kilee, who attends Xavier University, created the Kilee Gives Back Foundation in 2015 to support other young people and their families through times of crisis. Kilee, who has appeared on The Doctors and Inside Edition, is also the author of the children's book Digger the Hero Dog.