Jet the Rescue Dog ... And Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime

Written by David Long

Illustrated by Peter Bailey

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An amazing collection of 33 short stories about all kinds of animals and their exceptional feats of bravery in war time. In the title story which is set in the Blitz during the Second World War, Jet of Iada, an Alsatian from Liverpool, travels with his handler to help pull those trapped in bombed buildings to safely. Jet has a gift for finding those who are trapped. This combined with his bravery makes him the perfect dog for the job. There are many other remarkable dogs in this volume but also a cat, a bear and several birds who make a substantial contribution in times of conflict. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Jet the Rescue Dog ... And Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime Synopsis

As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. Dogs, horses, cats (even birds, camels and elephants) have saved thousands of lives through instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion. Like Jet, a dog who searched through ruins during the Blitz bombings to find survivors, or Sergeant Stubby, a dog who caught a spy. Or the pigeons who braved hurricanes, hawks and even snipers to help during WWII...

Engaging, uplifting and deeply moving, Jet the Rescue Dog tells the stories of these brave, silent heroes with sensitivity and gentle humour for readers age 8+.

With black and white illustrations throughout.

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ISBN: 9780571304936
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571304936
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: David Long
Illustrator: Peter Bailey
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: True Stories, Warfare / Battles
Recommendations: eBooks

About David Long

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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