Looking for a war-time book that doesn't overwhelm a young reader with the brutality and unfairness of war?
NUBS, THE TRUE STORY OF A MUTT, A MARINE & A MIRACLE by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery, Little, Brown and Company BFYR, 2009.
The friendship of a boy and his dog is universal, never dull, always unique simply because each combination of boy and dog brings different personalities into the mix.
Nubs is an Iraqui dog of war. Love and kindness are unknowns. Then he meets an American Marine. The transformation of Nubs to a dog of peace and his jounrney into a surprising future is a story an entire range of family members will appreciate.
Illustrated with photos and email, this is a great book to have on hand for Memorial Day weekend or the 4th of July or any time war news weighs us down.