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Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat…

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War

by Mireille Messier

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During World War I, a goat named Billy was adopted by a platoon of soldiers and made his way across the ocean to be part of the war effort. Billy . . . *Trained with the soldiers *Was smuggled across the ocean *Got snuck into the frontlines in a box of oranges *Ate some secret documents and was arrested for treason *Got trench foot *Head-butted soldiers into a trench and saved them from a shell *Came back home a decorated war hero This charming true story follows Sergeant Billy from his small prairie town to the trenches of World War I and back, through harrowing moments, sad moments, moments of camaraderie and moments of celebration. This unforgettable goat and the platoon that loved him will capture your heart!… (more)

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What a wonderful true life story of Billy the goat. He was borrowed from a little girl, when to World War One, and just like promised, returned to the little girl years later. He was a mascot, a helping hand, and even sometimes a superhero. Stories like this need to be told. The author did an amazing job, and so did the illustrator. I love that they included real life pictures of Billy at the end. Three cheers for this war hero goat. ( )
  LibrarianRyan | Jul 30, 2019 |
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