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Tales of Famous Animals - Connie And Peter Roop

Tales of Famous Animals

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2012
ISBN: 9780545430296
Number Of Pages: 112
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old

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A delightfully illustrated introduction to some of the most fascinating and admirable animals we've ever known!

Everyone knows about President Obama's first dog Bo, but would you believe President Adams had a pet alligator that he kept in the White House? Tales of Famous Animals won't just cover presidential pets; young readers will also learn about heroic animals like Balto the sled dog and unique animals like Koko the gorilla. With awesome full-color illustrations throughout, this book is sure to melt the hearts of animal lovers everywhere!

About the Author

Peter Roop, in collaboration with his wife Connie, has written many nonfiction books for children including Tales of Famous Americans and Tales of Famous Heroes. The Roops live in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Industry Reviews

"This book chronicles famous animals across all sizes, species, geographic regions, and time periods, from the battlefields of ancient Rome to New York City on September 11. Some are household names—Seabiscuit, Jumbo, Punxsutawney Phil—while others are more obscure, like Old Abe, the pet eagle kept by Civil War soldiers, or Balto, the sled dog that delivered life-saving diphtheria medicine to the children of Nome, Alaska, in the winter of 1925. To further drive home the dual points that humans and animals forge unbreakable bonds and that humans are often dependent on their animal allies, the Roops include both humorous and poignant fables, too. Each tale is told in high-interest narrative format, along with Pullen’s old-fashioned oil-painting illustrations. Primary source materials drawn from museums and historical societies are used in many of the stories, and each is carefully annotated in the bibliography. Teachers will find plenty of cross-curricular use for this in almost any upper-elementary or middle-school classroom." - Erin Anderson, Booklist

Bucephalus - 4
Seaman - 10
Jumo - 16
Old Abe - 22
Punxsutawney Phil - 28
Pelorus Jack - 34
The Roosevelts' White House Pets - 40
The First Teddy Bear - 46
Mrs. Chippy - 52
Balto - 58
Lonesome George - 64
Seabiscuit - 70
Smokey Bear - 76
Andre the Seal - 82
Koko - 88
Ling-Ling and Hsing Hsing - 94
Quest - 100
Bibliography - 106
Index - 108

ISBN: 9780545430296
ISBN-10: 0545430291
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st December 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 22.86  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.65

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