True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes Through their unconditional love and companionship, animals of many species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. This heart-warming book collects over 50 real-life stories in which the actions of animals have meant the difference between life and death. In the course of these vignettes (supplemented with beautiful animal portraits), readers have a chance to reconsider the mental and emotional capacities of these brave animals--our heroes. AGES: 12 + AUTHOR: Jeff Campbell is a freelance writer and book editor. For twelve years he was a travel writer for Lonely Planet, co-authoring guidebooks on Hawaii, Florida, the Southwest, and other US destinations. As an editor for the past twenty years, he has specialised in animal intelligence.
A collection of true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf.