The True Story of A Mutt, A Marine & A Miracle

Book - 2009
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Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship, made stronger by Dennis's willingness to share his meals, offer a warm place to sleep, and give Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before. Nubs became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away--without him. Nubs had no way of knowing that Marines were not allowed to have pets.

So began an incredible journey that would take Nubs through a freezing desert, filled with danger tofind his friend and would lead Dennis on a mission that would touch the hearts of people all over the world.

Nubs and Dennis will remind readers that friendship has the power to cross deserts, continents, and even species.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers, 2009
ISBN: 9780316053181
Branch Call Number: J 636 .7092 DEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill., col. map ;,28 x 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nethery, Mary
Larson, Kirby


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DCLadults May 01, 2018

A really great story. Fast paced with lots of photos, it is a great k-2 narrative non-fiction picture book. No a lot of facts, but still interesting.

Sep 14, 2015

Dixie Massey, my reading endorsement professor at the UW School of Education, used this book as an example of books that engage unmotivated students. It contains dogs and war (nothing too violent), and has a very happy ending. I also use this book to teach students about compassion.

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Aug 02, 2013

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