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Innocent Heroes : Stories of Animals in the First World War (Hardcover) (Sigmund Brouwer)
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A unique celebration of the important role animals play in war, and an insightful look at the taking of Vimy Ridge from the perspective of 3 men in a Canadian platoon.Never before have the stories of animal war heroes been collected in such a special way. This book consists of eight connected fictional stories about a Canadian platoon in WW1. The Storming Normans have help from some very memorable animals: we meet a dog who warns soldiers in the trench of a gas attack, a donkey whose stubbornness saves the day, a cat who saves soldiers from rat bites, and many more. Each story is followed by nonfiction sections that tell the true story of these animals from around the world and of the Canadian soldiers who took Vimy Ridge. Through the friendship that grows between three of these soldiers in particular, we get a close-up look at life in the trenches, the taking of Vimy Ridge, the bonds between soldiers and their animals and what it meant to be Canadian in WW1.
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Street Date: February 14, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-6242
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