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National Geographic Kids Chapters: Courageous Canine: And More True…

by Kelly Milner Halls

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I really enjoyed this book. It was amazing to read about animals who had heroic tendencies. The first part follows a pit bull named Lilly and goes through her adoption and her life as an animal hero. She saves her owner after the owner slips and falls onto train tracks. I have spent time with pit bulls and they seem to be some of the best dogs I've met. They are protective of their owners so there is no doubt that this dog would try to save their owner from being hit by a freight train. This dog is definitely a hero! The book also talks about a group of dolphins who helped save a man named Todd from a shark attack when he went surfing in the open water. I've been swimming with dolphins in both open water as well as in enclosures and they will follow you forever and are extremely loving and helpful. In the story Todd had a group of dolphins follow him around which is consistent with my experiences. Without the help of these animals the people in distress may not have survived their incidents. ( )
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"National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night. Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life to save her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more"-- "In Courageous Canine, you'll read three true stories of amazing animal heroes. First meet Lilly, a playful pit bull who bravely pulled her owner from the path of a speeding train; two pods of dolphins that saved swimmers from the most powerful predator on the planet; and two gorillas that proved just how alike apes and humans really are. Follow along on their incredible adventures as these awesome animals save the day!"--… (more)

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