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Animal Stories : Heartwarming True Tales from the Animal Kingdom
by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Adam Stemple and Jason Stemple


Overview - Amazing animal stories that span the centuries come to life in this beautifully written and illustrated book. Some are sweet, some funny, some surprising, but all are emotionally powerful -- the Capitolene geese who saved the Roman empire, Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, the passenger pigeon of WWI Cher Ami, and the latest internet sensation Christian the lion.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Amazing animal stories that span the centuries come to life in this beautifully written and illustrated book. Some are sweet, some funny, some surprising, but all are emotionally powerful -- the Capitolene geese who saved the Roman empire, Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, the passenger pigeon of WWI Cher Ami, and the latest internet sensation Christian the lion. A collection such as this comes along only once in a generation, full of heartwarming tales that families will read, re-read, and remember.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781426317255
  • ISBN-10: 1426317255
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 159
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Series: National Geographic Kids

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Yolen and her children present 19 true stories about unusual animals. While anchored in reality, the vibrant storytelling and Ishida’s bold, posterlike acrylics occasionally invoke the feeling of folktales, as in the story of a flock of sacred geese that inadvertently aided besieged Roman soldiers in 390 B.C.E. Animals well-established in popular culture—Pale Male, Owen and Mzee, Seabiscuit, and Christian the lion, among them—join less familiar accounts, including one about an orphaned seal pup that learned to utter several phrases, including “How are ya?” and “Come over here,” in a thick Maine accent. Sidebars provide historical, scientific, and social context, and moments of humor, warmth, and surprise run throughout this collection. All ages. (Oct.)

 
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