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Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I

Alison Hart

Nominee:Golden Sower Award -Intermediate (2016)
Nominee:Delaware Diamonds Award -Grades 3-5 (2015)
A World War I canine hero saves the day in this action-packed, heartwarming story.

When the British military asks for dogs to help the war effort, Darling's family reluctantly sends her to be trained as a mercy dog. Through gunfire and poisonous gases, it's Darling's job to find injured soldiers on the battlefield and fetch help from the medics. After saving the lives of numerous soldiers, Darling suddenly finds herself in need of rescue. Will she ever make it back to England?

This wartime adventure is a touching and exciting introduction to World War I. Darling's story of bravery and devotion reminds readers that dogs can be so much more than pets.

The Dog Chronicles series features fast-paced, fascinating historical fiction about working dogs, perfect for readers who love books

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Oct 1st, 2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.60in - 5.60in - 0.80in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9781561457052
  • Recommended age: 07-10
  • Categories: Animals - DogsHistorical - Military & Wars

About the Author

Hart, Alison: - Alison Hart is the author of more than sixty books for young readers. Hart was a teacher at Blue Ridge Community College and lives in Virginia.

Praise for this book

"The simple narrative is detailed but never graphic. . . While never shying away from the tragedies of battle, Darling's story focuses on bravery, sacrifice and devotion. Finely detailed pencil sketches and an afterword explaining the history behind the story are included. Wartime adventure with plenty of heart."--Kirkus Reviews

"Descriptions of life on the Belgian front carry weight. Montgomery's soft pencil drawings reinforce the affection between Darling and her handlers, and back matter offers additional facts about WWI and military dogs."--Publishers Weekly