Animals Go to War

From Dogs to Dolphins

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - 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.

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978-1-5124-9804-2
$27.99
978-1-5415-2480-4
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Social Studies, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN003000, YAN025130
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 is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of public administration degree in health care. She has written numerous books for YA readers and nearly two hundred magazine articles. Her recent books include Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service (2020), a Junior Library Guild selection; Running on Empty: Sleeplessness in American Teens (2021); Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021); and Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (2014), a Junior Library Guild selection, a Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, an Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Distinguished Book, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner. She lives in Sacramento, California. Visit her website at http://www.conniegoldsmith.com/.