Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog

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Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! That German shepherd star of the silver screen may have been born behind enemy lines during World War I, but Stubby, the stump-tailed terrier, worked behind enemy lines, and gained military honors along the way. Private Robert Conroy casually adopted the orphan pup while attending basic training on the campus of Yale University in 1917. The Connecticut volunteer never imagined that his stray dog would become a war hero. He just liked the little guy. When Conroy's unit shipped out for France, he smuggled his new friend aboard. By the time Stubby encountered Conroy's commanding officer, the dog had perfected his right-paw salute. Charmed, the CO awarded Stubby mascot status and sent him along with Conroy's unit to the Western Front. Stubby's brave deeds earned him a place in history and in the Smithsonian Institution where his stuffed body can still be seen. Almost 100 years later, Stubby's great deeds and brave heart make him an animal hero to fall in love with and treasure all over again.

Hardcover, 80 pages
Published on May 13, 2014 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426314868
ISBN-13: 9781426314865
17 Book Reviews
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  • mrsausmus
    Teresa AusmusTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:54 am
    Love this book! It goes right along with our passage in Academic Reading 6!
    • call od duty 2Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 10:38 am
      great but he was on the axis team which is another name for the German side or the ENEMY still cool though
      • kitkatyum
        kitkatyumSaturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:51 am
        love it
        • ninjaswag
          ninjaswagFriday, May 30, 2014 at 7:53 am55 stars
          I really want to read it cuz that dog is the bravest dog I've ever sow or read about (:
          • Gr. 3 and Gr. 4Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:08 am
            Looking forward to reading it next school year.
            • J.L. cutieThursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:24 am
              bravest dog i've ever sow or met or read about
              • speed123
                speed123Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:38 am
                The dog is so brave
                • JcWednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:01 am
                  I like it
                  • kayoscolony
                    kayoscolonyTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm55 stars
                    I really want to read it!!!!! I've read lots of other books like this but I haven't read this one. The book looks awesome too!
                    • legoguy
                      legoguyTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:10 am
                      Not my kind but, its ok (i never read it).