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.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
'Tales that remind us that not all heroes are human' - Daily Mail
'Works well to introduce children to variety of conflicts and battles that have taken place throughout the world between 1914 and 2011. A timely book for the centenary of the Great War' - The School Librarian
'Full of inspiring and amazing real tales of animals in war...it's a must read for animal lovers.' - WRD