No Better Friend A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II by Robert Weintraub
  

No Better Friend A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II

Written by Robert Weintraub
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Synopsis

No Better Friend A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II by Robert Weintraub

No Better Friend tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently uncovered stories of World War II. As they discover Frank and Judy's story in this specially adapted text, young readers will also learn about key World War II moments through informative and engaging sidebars, maps, photographs, and a timeline.

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Praise for No Better Friend

Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

No Better Friend personifies the relationship we all aspire to have with our dogs, and takes us on a harrowing journey to a place and time lost in the history books. A must read for every dog or animal lover. --? Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse Well-written and engaging.

--School Library Journal A riveting and highly moving dog story. --Kirkus Reviews Well-written and engaging.

A riveting and highly moving dog story. Kirkus Reviews

--- Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines Praise for No Better Friend:

well-written and engaging

A riveting and highly moving dog story Kirkus Reviews Praise for No Better Friend:

well-written and engaging

A riveting and highly moving dog story

Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Robert Weintraub is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Slate and the author of the acclaimed books The House That Ruth Built, The Victory Season, and No Better Friend.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Author

Robert Weintraub
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Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

3rd May 2016

ISBN

9780316344678


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