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Discover amazing animals performing heroic acts in this National Geographic® story. Featuring three true stories of animals performing heroic acts, plus fun facts about these kinds of animals, pictures, and more. Get to know Lilly, the playful pit bull who pulled her owner from the path of a train; two pods of dolphins that saved swimmers from a shark; and two gorillas who showed how alike humans and gorillas are.
National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night.
Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life to save her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more.
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For the past 15 years, award-winning author KELLY MILNER HALLS has crafted high interest nonfiction books and articles for young readers. Known for quirky but well researched topics, Halls delights in drawing even reluctant readers into the realm of discovery through the explorations of dinosaurs, Sasquatch, UFOs or dozens of other unusual themes. She speaks at schools and conferences all over the country and also works as YA novelist Chris Crutcher's assistant.
"Combines everything kids love to read about -- exciting adventures, wonderful animals, daring rescues." --Examiner.com
"The stories run the gamut from heartwarming to inspirational to thrilling. The story selection will appeal to even the most reluctant readers." --Library Media Connection
From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.