Author(s): Ben Lerwill
True tales of wild and wonderful lives to be treasured forever!
In this fascinating and touching book, children can learn about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history. This captivating collection gathers heart-warming, surprising and often emotionally powerful stories of bravery, discover and friendship. Featuring a range of animals - from heroes, helpers and adventurers to achievers and many more - young readers will discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals of all time. Compelling and visually arresting in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the amazing animals whose wild lives have made history.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2019
Everyone loves an animal story and this heartwarming collection of tales about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history will delight children from age 5 to 12 years.
There are famous animals like Dolly the Scottish cloned sheep and Laika the Russian dog, who was launched into space in 1957 aboard Sputnik 2. But there are also stories of less well-known creatures like Huberta, the hippo who walked 1000km through Africa, and Clever Hans, a horse who could do maths. Our very own Moko the dolphin, who rescued two stranded whales off the Mahia coast in 2009, is featured. Even A A Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh stories were inspired by a bear named Winnipeg owned by a Canadian soldier.
Divided into thematic chapters, the stories are attractively presented with Walsh’s expressive portraits of each animal star, archival photos and inspiring quotes.