Sergeant Stubby

Dog Hero of the Great War

by Bruce Parsons



Book Details

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Publication Date : 3/5/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781436305808

About the Book

Since the very first wars, animals have played an important part in the armies of the world. Ancient soldiers used elephants to carry troops and crush their enemies, soldiers on foot were no match for those on horseback, mules and oxen pulled supply wagons and heavy weapons, pigeons delivered urgent messages to troops separated on the battlefield, and dogs guarded outposts, carried medical supplies and located wounded soldiers. When World War I, or the “Great War” broke out on the European continent in 1914, animals were once again called upon to perform duties that would put their lives in great danger. This is the story of one such animal, a dog named Stubby, who, like so many other brave animals of the time, answered their nation’s call to duty.

About the Author

Bruce Parsons, a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art and University of New Mexico, currently teaches elementary art and social studies. His love for history and animals came together when, while preparing a lesson plan on World War I, he found this true story of a soldier dog, inspiring the writing of this book. Mr. Parsons lives in Stockbridge, Georgia with his wife, four dogs and two cats.