(PRWEB) May 27, 2005
The most decorated canine hero from the Second Word War is fondly remembered in Chips: The War Dog by Nancy West. The book, based on the true-life adventures of one of the countryÂs most famous four-legged soldiers, is a timeless story about the importance of home, friendship, and loyalty during a challenging time in AmericaÂs history.
Chips, a husky-shepherd-collie mix, is a curious and carefree dog until news arrives that Japanese warplanes have bombed Pearl Harbor. Suddenly ChipsÂs comfortable life, and the lives of everyone he knows in his peaceful little village are changed forever. Follow Chips as he is enlisted in ÂDogs for DefenseÂ and joins the first war dog detachment to be shipped overseas into some of the fiercest fighting of the Second World War. (Ages 9 and up. A TeacherÂs Glossary is included)
ÂDogs have guarded and protected human life during war time for centuries,Â author Ms. West states. ÂAt this writing there are more than 1,500 canines working in United States military bases around the world.Â
Chips: The War Dog by Nancy West (Hero Dog Publications, ISBN # 0-9743659-1-2 $8.95, 180 pp. Ages nine and up) is available at http://www.herodogpublications.com and at major bookstores, including on-line locations.
Ms. West is co-author with Captain Scott Shields of Bear: Heart of a Hero (Hero Dog Publications, ISBN # 0-9743659-0-4, $15.95, 160pp. 10 to Adult). World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall has called this biography of AmericaÂs most celebrated search and rescue canine from 9/11 ÂÂ one of the best human/animal relationship stories I know of.Â
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