Extraordinary Animal Heroes

By: Marilyn Boyer


Extraordinary Animal Heroes: Notable Lives from History is a fun and engaging reader for students or anyone with a love for animal heroes. Explore the lives and accomplishments of 10 remarkable animals from history.

Product Description


Meet unforgettable people and animals in the What a Character! Notable Lives from History series as you enjoy 10 real stories within each book!

Designed to be fun and engaging for students or anyone with a love for history, these readers include a fascinating focus on important, influential, and visionary people, along with heroic animal escapades! From scientists to famous women to war heroes and more, there is something of interest for everyone in this exciting series!

This volume, Extraordinary Animal Heroes, is recommended for Grade 6 and up and includes:

  • Seargeant Stubby, the dog
  • Murphy, the donkey
  • Balto, the dog
  • Cher Ami, the pigeon
  • Tipperary Beauty, the dog
  • Wojtek, the bear
  • Judy, the dog
  • Sergeat Reckless, the horse
  • Chips, the dog
  • Smoky, the dog

Each book can be read in any order and includes colorful and fun images. Definitions are included to help readers learn the new words they will discover. Read for enjoyment or as an extension of your history, science, or language arts curriculum.

Table of Contents

  • World War I
    • 1. Murphy, the Donkey Who Carried the Wounded
    • 2. Sergeant Stubby, the Dog Who Caught a German Spy
    • 3. Cher Ami, the Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion
  • The Alaskan Black Death
    • 4. Balto — The Dog Who Saved Nome
  • World War II
    • 5. Tipperary Beauty, the Dog Who Rescued Pets
    • 6. Judy, the Dog Who Became a Prisoner
    • 7. Chips, the Dog Who Disabled a Machine Gun Nest
    • 8. Smoky, the Dog Who Strung Telephone Wires
    • 9. Wojtek, the Bear Who Went to War
  • The Korean War
    • 10. Sergeant Reckless, the Horse Who Carried Ammo and the Wounded
  • Glossary
  • Corresponding Curriculum
  • Endnotes

Other Titles in This Series:

Inventors & Scientists
America’s War Heroes
America’s Famous Spies
Extraordinary Animal Heroes


Additional Information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 1 in



New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.


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