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Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!: The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion (2008)

by Robert Burleigh, Robert MacKenzie (Illustrator)

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Based on a heroic true story   The soldier held the little creature gently with both hands. In the dim light, he carefully attached the message to the bird’s leg. He called out the bird’s name: "Cher Ami. Dear Friend, go safely. Save us!” Fly, Cher Ami, fly!   Cher Ami was one of six hundred carrier pigeons used by the American Army during World War I. Riveting text by award-winning author Robert Burleigh and lush illustrations by Robert MacKenzie capture the intrepid story of his most famous flight. A tale of triumph and bravery, Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! tells the true story of a heroic pigeon who, against all odds, helped rescue a lost battalion of soldiers and left an unforgettable mark on American history.… (more)
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because of GR Amy's review, and because of Gay Neck, a Pigeon, an early Newbery book I enjoyed...
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For Madison Keller, with love. -R.B.

For my wife, Alice, for her love and patience; and ot everyone who risks their safety to help others. -R.M.
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Based on a heroic true story   The soldier held the little creature gently with both hands. In the dim light, he carefully attached the message to the bird’s leg. He called out the bird’s name: "Cher Ami. Dear Friend, go safely. Save us!” Fly, Cher Ami, fly!   Cher Ami was one of six hundred carrier pigeons used by the American Army during World War I. Riveting text by award-winning author Robert Burleigh and lush illustrations by Robert MacKenzie capture the intrepid story of his most famous flight. A tale of triumph and bravery, Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! tells the true story of a heroic pigeon who, against all odds, helped rescue a lost battalion of soldiers and left an unforgettable mark on American history.

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