The Military Dog Who Saved A Thousand Lives

Large Print - 2016
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Buster is an explosive-sniffing English springer spaniel who served his comrades and country with unstinting devotion and saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, describing how each came to save the other's life.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410485830
Branch Call Number: LP 958.104748 B2793B 2016
Characteristics: large print
313 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: George, Isabel - Author


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Mar 16, 2017

A heart warming book about a dog and his handler. I recommend this book for preteens.

Dec 12, 2016

The book is in conversational style and so is accessible to younger viewers. While there is tension and mention of death there are no explicit scenes of war action and violence. The story is autobiographical and the dog handler a sympathetic character and then there is the dog, Buster. The story shows the role of the military dog teams in keeping soldiers save by sensing explosives and weapons. As well, they can also have a strong morale effect by their presence both by inducing a sense of safety and by being an object for affection in a situation lacking others. Buster excelled at both jobs. This would be a good book for pre-teens who want to have an introduction to what current warfare is like without the graphic violence that films currently portray.


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