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The Book of Animal Superheroes

Written by Camilla de la Bedoyere

Illustrated by David Dean

Key Stage 2 General Knowledge / Trivia The Natural World General Non-Fiction Reference Books

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Amazing True-Life Tales; Astounding Wildlife Facts

A mix of inspiring true stories and fascinating facts and information, all presented across bright, colourful pages with striking, atmospheric illustrations, this is a terrific book for anyone who loves animals.  Amongst the animal heroes whose stories we hear are Balto, a sledge dog who helped deliver live-saving medicine in  the Alaska winter; Wojtek, the bear who became a favourite with Polish soldiers in World War 2; and Machli, a tiger who fought with an enormous crocodile to save her cubs. There are lots more too, animals who were never given names but whose actions demonstrate incredible intelligence and resilience.  As Jess French says in her introduction, there’s always something new to learn about animals, and this book proves that time and time again.

Andrea Reece

The Book of Animal Superheroes Synopsis

Discover real-life stories of animals who have achieved the most heroic or astounding feats, and tons of fascinating animal facts - from dogs, cats and rabbits to birds, whales and insects. A fascinating combination of true-life tales of heroic animals and information on incredible topics such as animal senses, intelligence, communication and the importance of animal conservation.

Included are the heart-warming stories of Mari the Japanese Shiba Inu who saved her puppies and human owner from the destruction of an earthquake, Digit the gorilla whose brave actions highlighted the importance of gorilla conversation worldwide, Lin Wang the war elephant who became a national hero and so many more.

A real highlight of this gorgeous book is the stunning artwork of David Dean, whose paintings bring drama and atmosphere to every scene, and a foreword by television presenter and veterinarian Jess French.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780556147
Publication date: 7th November 2019
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere
Illustrator: David Dean
Publisher: Buster Books an imprint of Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Knowledge / Trivia, The Natural World, General Non-Fiction, Reference Books

About Camilla de la Bedoyere

Camilla de la Bedoyere was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 250 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.

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