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Annick Press Spring 2017

  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: T Lexile measure: 1010L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Carton Quantity: 34 $19.95 CAD
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Top Dogs
True Stories of Canines that Made History
By (author): Elizabeth MacLeod
Elizabeth MacLeod


Annick Press - Toronto



Product Form:



Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Mar 14, 2017
$19.95 CAD


9.25in x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

96 pages
Annick Press
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner Red Cedar Book Award nomination 2018, Nominated Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Assocation 2018, Joint winner
  • Short Description
Calling all dog lovers! History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it.
Calling all dog lovers! History has never been so fascinating as seen from the viewpoint of how dogs helped make it. For the millions of kids who love dogs, this book tells the stories of 8 amazing canines through the ages whose actions influenced the course of history. Author Liz MacLeod’s kid-friendly, narrative style captures the time and place when the events took place as well as the sense of adventure that colors every story. Among the dogs featured are Stubby, a mutt who rescued American soldiers in the trenches of WWI, Buddy, the first seeing-eye-dog in North America, Brandy, a German Shepherd who discovered a bomb aboard a plane, and Seaman, the Newfoundland, who accompanied Lewis and Clark, helping them complete their expedition by protecting them from wild animals and providing them with food. Scattered throughout the book are side bars filled with information about the exploits of many other dogs as well as the history, habits, and characteristics of various breeds.

- There are over 80 million dog owners in North America - A great way to teach history to kids who love dogs - Archival photos - Lots of sidebars provide interesting bits of information - Engaging storytelling reads like fiction - Award-winning author (OLA Red Maple Award, Crime Writers Arthur Ellis Award) - Online places to visit, timeline, further reading, bibliography

Elizabeth MacLeod is a prolific and award-winning author whose non-fiction books have been widely published. Top Dogs: Canines That Made History is her sixth book with Annick Press.

“Easy-to-follow narrative style.”

- Canadian Children’s Book News, Summer/17

“A plethora of excellent photographs accompanies the engaging text.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 02/01/17

“This rollicking resource is practically paw-fect.”

- Booklist, 04/01/17

“Text is accessible and bursting with energy . . . Sure to be a hit.”

- School Library Journal, 02/01/17

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