Dogs of war by Keenan, Sheila (#0455HV5)


Dogs of war

by Keenan, Sheila; illustrated by Fox, Nathan
Paperback Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2013


From the Publisher
Some war heroes heard wind whistling over a hidden trip wire. Some war heroes sniffed out a sniper 1,000 yards away. Some war heroes stood tall...on four legs! Dogs of War is a graphic novel that tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. This collection of three fictional stories was inspired by historic battles and real military practice. Each story tells the remarkable adventures of a soldier and his service dog and is rendered with fascinating and beautiful detail, bringing to life the faithful dogs who braved bombs, barrages and battles to save the lives of countless soldiers. Based on the real-life roles of military dogs that served as Red Cross rescuers, messengers, scouts, search-and-rescue teams, sentries and mascots, Dogs of War captures both the adventure and the devastation brought on by war, as well as the celebrations of life and friendship between boys and their dogs.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/15/13
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 12/01/13
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 09/15/13
  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/14
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 09/23/13
  • School Library Journal starred, 11/01/13
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 02/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic
  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 194 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Fox, Nathan, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-545-12888-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-545-12888-9
  • Follett Number: 0455HV5
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 2.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 162302EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 5
  • Lexile: GN490L