The World's First Movie Star Dog
Written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Strongheart may have been a movie star, but he wasn't always famous. He started out as a police dog who could sniff out criminals and march like a soldier, but he didn't know how to have fun. Larry Trimble was a Hollywood director who wanted to put Strongheart in his movies—not just as a pet but as the lead actor. Larry taught him to play with toys and walk like a regular dog. In his films, Strongheart brought audiences to tears. He was a sensation! But when Strongheart's military training led to trouble, was his career over?
Set in the early days of silent movies, Emily Arnold McCully's extraordinary story about a real-life hero will capture the hearts of dog lovers and movie fans everywhere.
Missouri Show-Me Readers Award, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Praise for Strongheart
“. . . animal-loving audiences will appreciate learning about an old-school canine star.” —BCCB
“Fans of dogs, movies, and dogs in movies will like this one.” —Booklist
“Caldecott medalist McCully sheds light on a forgotten pioneer.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Children will enjoy this sweet story, and dog lovers especially will find themselves revisiting this book time and again - and falling in love with the star, just as audiences did decades ago.” —School Library Journal
“* A winsome celebration of an extraordinary man and the immeasurable effects of kindness.” —Booklist, starred review on Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
“* This book is sure to grab young readers.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
“Young animal lovers will appreciate this as a readaloud as well as a readalone.” —BCCB on Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
“A fine portrait of accomplishment by man and beast.” —The Horn Book on Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
“As she did in Wonder Horse, McCully offers a concise, evocative account of a talented, real-life animal.” —Publishers Weekly on Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse-