Fall 2018

Animals Go to War

From Dogs to Dolphins

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode horses into battle, relied on elephants to haul supplies, and trained pigeons to carry messages. Even cats, goats, and chickens have served in wartime—as mascots! Learn about the history of animals in warfare, the functions they serve and how they are trained, as well as the psychology that makes animals such good partners in warfare.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51249-804-2
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-54152-480-4
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS YAN025130, YAN003000
Dewey 355.4/24
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1120
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Reviews

Booklist

“[L]ucid, accessible, and engaging . . .”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“[A] well written and informative.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A solid choice for school and public libraries, with special appeal for animal lovers.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith writes books about history, health, and science for older children. A recently retired RN with a master's degree in health, Ms. Goldsmith lives near Sacramento, California.