Strongheart

Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
Product Number: EB00706699
Released: Feb 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101934128
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
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Description

For fans of Balto and other real-life dog stories, here's a heavily illustrated middle-grade novel about a canine movie star of the 1920s, dramatically told in both words and pictures by an acclaimed author and a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator. When movie director Larry Trimble travels to Berlin searching for his next big star--a dog!--he finds Etzel, a fierce, highly trained three-year-old German shepherd police dog. Larry sees past the snarls and growls and brings Etzel back to Hollywood, where he is renamed Strongheart. Along with screenwriter Jane Murfin, Larry grooms his protege to be a star of the silver screen--and he succeeds, starting with Strongheart's first film, The Love Master, which is released in 1921. Strongheart is soon joined by a leading lady, a German shepherd named Lady Julie, and becomes a sensation. Touching, charming, playful, and based on real events, this moving tale by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann tells all about "the wonder dog" who took America by storm. A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2018 A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2018

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Author(s): Candace Fleming
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2018

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