Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

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For fans of Balto and other real-life dog stories, here's a heavily illustrated middle-grade novel about a canine movie star of the 1920s, dramatically told in both words and pictures by an acclaimed author and a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator.

When movie director Larry Trimble travels to Berlin searching for his next big star--a dog!--he finds Etzel, a fierce, highly trained three-year-old German shepherd police dog. Larry sees past the snarls and growls and brings Etzel back to Hollywood, where he is renamed Strongheart. Along with screenwriter Jane Murfin, Larry grooms his protUgU to be a star of the silver screen--and he succeeds, starting with Strongheart's first film, The Love Master , which is released in 1921. Strongheart is soon joined by a leading lady, a German shepherd named Lady Julie, and becomes a sensation.

But when Strongheart is accused of attacking a girl, he must prove his innocence--and it will take his best acting skills to do so.

Touching, charming, playful, and based on real events, this moving tale by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann tells all about "the wonder dog" who took America by storm.
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade, 2018
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9781101934104
1101934107

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PimaLib_Kids Jun 20, 2018

My favorite part of the book was the whole BOOK. I would suggest that other people read this fantastic book because it engaged my imagination. I rated it a 5-star book. - Katya, age 9

The book had a lot of cation. I would recommend it to everyone who likes dogs. I rated it a 5-star book. - Maggie, age 10

I would recommend this book to dog lovers. I like the book because it is a heartwarming, action-filled, suspenseful book. I rated it a 4 1/2-star book. - Grace, age 10

I liked the story. I would like to have book club once a month. I rated it a 4-star book. - Evan

I loved when Srongheart fell in love. I rated it a 4-star book. - Ayana, age 8

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