War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus

War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus

by Kathryn Selbert

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Winston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. While he is often likened to the English bulldog due to his tenacious personality and even his physical resemblance to the breed, Mr. Churchill was actually a devoted poodle owner and held quite an affinity for his miniature poodle, Rufus, who withstood the trials of World War II by his owner’s side.

Readers follow Rufus and Winston’s friendship through major events in World War II—from the bombings of London and the invasion of Normandy to post-war reconstruction. Secondary text includes quotes from Churchill himself—taken from his rousing speeches to the people of England and to the world. Backmatter includes a timeline of World War II, an author’s note about Churchill’s pets, as well as a short biography, quote sources, and a list of recommended resources for further study.

In her debut picture book, Kathryn Selbert has created a unique look at a significant historical figure and period in world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607349280
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Selbert is a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. WAR DOGS is her first children’s book. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Read an Excerpt

Rufus’s best friend, Winston Churchill, is a busy man, but most days Rufus and Winston share a walk.
            When it’s time for Winston to work, Rufus’s ear twitches as he listens to the prime minister’s favorite fountain pen scratching furiously. Winston rejects his blunders and blotches, and sheets of paper flutter to the floor like pigeons landing in the park. Rufus sniffs each page.

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