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
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    youngabdirizakTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:32 am
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    • LadyGagaFriday, May 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm
      woah
      • UnknownFriday, May 23, 2014 at 6:57 am
        Out of this world
        • UnknownFriday, May 23, 2014 at 6:57 am
          Out of this world
          • anmol
            anmolFriday, May 23, 2014 at 2:17 am55 stars
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              anmolFriday, May 23, 2014 at 2:17 am55 stars
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              • ikyra_marie
                ikyra_marieSunday, May 18, 2014 at 9:03 am55 stars
                cool!dog stories are always good to read.