My Dog, My Hero

Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrated by Loren Long

Henry Holt and Co.

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'My Hero' to Be Chosen: Eight finalists will compete tonight for the title My Hero. The winner will wear the coveted gold Hero medal. These brave and courageous dogs will each appear with their nominator who will tell their story.

There's Smiley, who fought a giant bull. Bear used his giant paws to save the life of another dog. Munchkin warned a gardener of a poisonous snake about to strike. Old Dog helped find people buried under rubble after a tornado. Buster pulled a baby carriage out of the path of a careening truck. Blue, who had never been known to bark, used his voice to bring help to his wounded master. Dopey's constant barking saved the life of a baby left in a sweltering car. Little Bit brought love and companionship to a nursing home resident.

Each story is told in the unique, sometimes humorous, but always Compelling voice of the person whose life was changed by the heroic action of a very extraordinary dog. Betsy Byars and her daughters Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers have joined forces to create dog stories full of adventure and suspense. Loren Long's paintings capture the heroic dignity of each of the dogs and heighten the drama of their special stories.

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Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrated by Loren Long

Betsy Byars is the author of many acclaimed and well-loved books for children, including the Newbery Award-winning The Summer of the Swans. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina.

Betsy Duffey has written over 15 books for children,. most for middle-grade readers. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Laurie Myers is the author of several well-received books for intermediate readers, including Lewis and Clark and Me and collections of stories that she collaborated on with her mother Betsy Byars and sister, Betsy. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.

Loren Long has illustrated greeting cards, book jackets and magazines. My Dog, My Hero is his first children's book. He lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and their two sons.

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My Dog, My Hero
Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrated by Loren Long

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South Carolina Children's Book Award

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
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ISBN: 9781466867055
ISBN10: 1466867051
Middle-Grade Fiction56 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 11
Grade Range: 2 to 6
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805063271
ISBN10: 0805063277
Middle-Grade Fiction
6 x 9 inches, 56 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 11
Grade Range: 2 to 6 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 670L
AR Quiz Number: 140565
AR Book Level: 3.9
AR Points: 5

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