Paws of Courage (Hardcover)

True Tales of Heroic Dogs that Protect and Serve

By Nancy Furstinger, Ronald L. Aiello (Foreword by)

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426323775, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/12/2016)

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Description

Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. Their touching stories are sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere.


About the Author

NANCY FURSTINGER has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk, and she hasn't shut up yet. She is the author of many books on her favorite topic: animals! Nancy has been a feature writer for a daily newspaper, a managing editor of trade and consumer magazines, and an editor at two children's book publishing houses. She shares her home with big dogs and house rabbits (all rescued), and also volunteers and fosters pets for several animal organizations. This is her first book for National Geographic.


Praise For Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs that Protect and Serve

"The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. [This book]... addresses a wide range of interests and age levels and will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives" -- Booklist 

"The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage.” — Kirkus

"This amazing book offers prose that is fast-paced and super-factual, but is written in a conversational style that keeps readers engaged to the fullest....This is a National Geographic book, so the pictures live up to their brand." -- New York Journal of Books



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