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The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero
 

The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero (Hardback)

By Crotzer Kimmel, Allison
Illustrated by Teplow, Rotem

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This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero. The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already. Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swir... read full description below.

ISBN 9781499808636
Barcode 9781499808636
Published 7 May 2019 by Little Bee Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781499808636
ISBN-10 1499808631
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little Bee Books
Imprint Little Bee Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crotzer Kimmel, Allison
Illustrated by Teplow, Rotem
Category History
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 282mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age 6-9 years
Reading Age 6-9 years
Library of Congress United States, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Dogs - War use, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs, JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 973.7
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero. The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already. Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swirled all over her like a patchwork quilt. She was as pretty as an apple tree in full bloom. We called her Sallie. During the Civil War, Sallie came to the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry as a gift from a townsperson, but she quickly became a favorite among her men. She marched with them from battle to battle, always guarding the unit's colors, and even met President Lincoln. And over three long days at the battle of Gettysburg, Sallie stayed with the dead, guarded their bodies, and nearly died herself from hunger and thirst as the conflict raged on. Though she fell in battle, her loyalty was rewarded years later when her men met again on the battlefield at Gettysburg to erect her likeness in bronze so that she might eternally guard them. This beautiful story about a dog's dedication and loyalty shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms!

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Author's Bio

Allison Crotzer Kimmel worked as a teacher before earning a master's of professional writing degree from the University of Southern California, and she discovered a love of children's books and joined the SCBWI soon thereafter. Allison now serves as the SCBWI Kern County regional advisor. She lives in Bakersfield, California, with three cute dogs, two even-cuter children, and one handsome husband. Learn more about her at allisoncrotzerkimmel.com. Rotem Teplow has had a strong interest in art and illustration since childhood and always knew she wanted to be an illustrator. A graduate of Shenkar College of Design, she currently lives in Israel and works with Israeli newspapers, magazines, and publishers. Find out more about her at rotemteplow.co.il.

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