Nubs The True Story of a Mutt a Marine a Miracle

Nubs  The True Story of a Mutt  a Marine   a Miracle

Nubs and Dennis will remind readers that friendship has the power to cross deserts, continents, and even species.

Author: Brian Dennis

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316184083

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship, made stronger by Dennis's willingness to share his meals, offer a warm place to sleep, and give Nubs the kind of care and attention he had never received before. Nubs became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away--without him. Nubs had no way of knowing that Marines were not allowed to have pets. So began an incredible journey that would take Nubs through a freezing desert, filled with danger to find his friend and would lead Dennis on a mission that would touch the hearts of people all over the world. Nubs and Dennis will remind readers that friendship has the power to cross deserts, continents, and even species.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Grades 1 and up; nonfiction Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a
Miracle by Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, and Kirby Larson (New York: Little,
Brown, 2009). Nubs was the leader of a pack of wild dogs in Iraq when he was
befriended ...

Author: Barbara A. Lewis

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575426501

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 155

This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s twenty-five lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains all of the book’s reproducible forms, including a color photo of each plant and animal, plus a complete bonus lesson.
Categories: Education

Man s Best Friends True Stories of the World s Most Heroic Dogs

Man s Best Friends   True Stories of the World s Most Heroic Dogs

'I call him Nubs. We clicked right away. He flips on his back and makes me rub
his stomach.' 'Every couple of weeks, we'd go back to the border fort and I'd see
Nubs every time,' said Dennis, who penned his story for the Paw Nation website.

Author: John McShane

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782190394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 996

For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble - a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defies belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Centre, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed over 1,000 kilometres of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honour. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets who, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own wellbeing, caring only about one thing; protecting the humans they love.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Literacy Essentials

Literacy Essentials

In a residency in a diverse school where I read Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a
Marine, and a Miracle13 aloud to first graders, observing teachers were
flabbergasted that these students, most of whom struggled with reading, not only
 ...

Author: Regie Routman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310378

Category: Education

Page: 482

View: 691

First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.
Categories: Education

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Both Nubs : The True Story of a Mutt , a Marine & a Miracle and Saving the
Baghdad Zoo pair soldiers with picture book authors to tell hopeful , true stories
set in Iraq . Editor Nancy Conescu at Little , Brown won Nubs at auction ( the story
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036342608

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Torn Trousers A True Story of Courage and Adventure How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise

Torn Trousers  A True Story of Courage and Adventure  How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise

“You do realise that a year ago we were biting our fingernails to the nubs about
getting this job?” “True. And I don't regret it for one second...” But—that unspoken
word hung in the air between us. “I guess I just didn't consider how exhausting it ...

Author: Andrew St Pierre White

Publisher: 4xOverland

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 268

What could possibly go wrong in paradise? Tired of mortgage payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge that catered to the likes of French aristocrats, Hollywood directors, Mafia lawyers, and the captain of the England cricket team. Not forgetting the hippos who liked to crash cocktail hour. Trouble soon followed as the reality of running a hotel on an island accessible only by boat or plane burst upon them. Andrew and Gwynn learned it's one thing for guests to wake up with gentle giraffes outside their windows, but it's quite another to keep them safe from poisonous snakes, temperamental elephants, and a hyena with a taste for plastic. All that was child's play compared to figuring out how to feed their guests when a 'quick run' to the grocery store required a plane, a bush pilot, and moderate risk to life, limb, and property. By turns funny, touching, and suspenseful, Torn Trousers is a real modern fairytale about getting exactly what you wished for…and then having to live with it. Scroll up and buy to escape to Africa today!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

From Victim to Victor A Survivor s True Story of Her Experiences with School Bullying How She Overcame Won Back Her Confidence and Found Peace and Happiness

From Victim to Victor  A Survivor s True Story of Her Experiences with School Bullying  How She Overcame  Won Back Her Confidence and Found Peace and Happiness

I had nubs from years of nail biting and I stuck my hands out for all to see. The
other girl's nails were long and jagged. “Did you think that I could make scratches
like that with these nubs? You're out of your mind, lady! “I retorted. “Look at her ...

Author: Cherie White

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365573651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 236

Cherie White shares her own story of what were the worst six years of her life, during which she was relentlessly bullied after moving to a small Tennessee town. She describes the heartache, loneliness and despair she felt as a victim of school bullying and how her cries for help went ignored. She is brutally honest about how she viewed her bullies and the bystanders who watched but did nothing to help. She is also candid about how she too became a bully and the torment she inflicted on her own victims, whom she herself viewed as inferior, as a means to preserve what little self-esteem she had left and feel better about herself. Finally, she tells of how she was able to escape her tormentors by changing schools, make several new friends out of her new classmates, and go from victim to victor! "From Victim to Victor" is a story of survival, trial, heartache, self-discovery, reflection, growth and the eventual escape and triumph.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

PLB $ 21.25 . personal stories are the weakest part of the Gr 3-5 – Splashy
covers draw readers to these book ; they ... Nubs : The True Story of a Mutt , a as “
bones in animals and people's bodies , " Marine 0 a Miracle . unpaged . photos .

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ISBN: PSU:000061843585

Category: Children's libraries

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Categories: Children's libraries

For Younger Readers Braille and Talking Books

For Younger Readers  Braille and Talking Books

Nubs : The True Story of a Mutt , a Marine , and a Miracle BR 19028 by Brian
Dennis and others 1 volume Describes the bond that developed between a
marine major stationed in Iraq and an injured dog that was named Nubs because
his ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435084726801

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Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review

Children's Nonfiction Nubs : The True Story of a Mutt , a Marine , and a Miracle
BR 19028 by Brian Dennis and others 1 volume Describes the bond that
developed between a marine major stationed in Iraq and an injured dog that was
named ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105214546678

Category: Blind

Page:

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Categories: Blind

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

... ( Nova Scotia ) Vicki Grant CBC Radio's Young Canada Reads Quid Pro Quo (
Orca Book Publishers ) Wallace Edwards Grand Canyon Reader Award Monkey
Business ( Kids Can Press ) Mary Nethery NYT bestseller Nubs : The True Story ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435081766719

Category: Book industries and trade

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Categories: Book industries and trade

The Famous Nini

The Famous Nini

In Venice in the 1890s, a café owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is against her better judgment, for the café is modest, and she has nothing to spare.

Author: Mary Nethery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547487359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 311

In Venice in the 1890s, a café owner takes in a stray cat she names Nini. This is against her better judgment, for the café is modest, and she has nothing to spare. But in no time at all, the cat becomes a celebrity, charming all sorts of important visitors, including Giuseppe Verdi and the pope himself. In the end, Nini’s resonant purr and the comfort it brings to a little girl produce a small miracle. Featuring humorous illustrations with a vintage feel, this inspiring story about a real cat assures us that acts of kindness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. Includes an author’s note.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking

True Stories Augusten Burroughs. on top, natural in the back. I hate that line they
give you in the back, the one that ... I might add—and eventually turned into wine-
cork nubs. Then it would be a different story. Then men would get the pity they ...

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429915878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 250

From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial: "Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require more than other people....- from Magical Thinking's "Commercial Break" A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Magic House in the Scuds and Nubs

Magic House in the Scuds and Nubs

And Other Children's Stories Homer H. Hewitt. a sharp knife and other ... True
was just finishing washing his father's car when the goose feather fell right into
the stream from the hose and was splashed against the windshield . At first , True
 ...

Author: Homer H. Hewitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0805922237

Category: Children

Page: 124

View: 605

Categories: Children

All Stories are True

All Stories are True

... bloods trickling down my chest boy oh boy next time Ima smack you balder
headed than you already is you know good and well you ain ' t spozed to be
biting your Mama like that got the nerve to have teeth little bitty nubs pushing up I
rub his ...

Author: John Edgar Wideman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015029941450

Category: African Americans

Page: 142

View: 717

Stories feature individuals from all walks of life who reside in Homewood, a Black section of Pittsburgh
Categories: African Americans

Code Word Courage Dogs of World War II

Code Word Courage  Dogs of World War II

Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson delivers a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and courage, and the incredible contributions of Navajo Code-Talkers during WWII.

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545840774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 565

Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson delivers a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and courage, and the incredible contributions of Navajo Code-Talkers during WWII.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Fences Between Us

The Fences Between Us

Thirteen-year-old Piper Davis records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography, and her father--the pastor ...

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 0545262321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 313

View: 212

Thirteen-year-old Piper Davis records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography, and her father--the pastor for a Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle--follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp, taking her along with him. Includes historical notes.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Dash Dogs of World War II

Dash  Dogs of World War II

New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese-American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII.

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545662826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 876

New from Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a Japanese-American girl who is separated from her dog upon being sent to an incarceration camp during WWII. Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it. The camp is a crowded and unfamiliar place, whose dusty floors, seemingly endless lines, and barbed wire fences begin to unravel the strong Kashino family ties. With the help of a friendly neighbor back home, Mitsi remains connected to Dash in spite of the hard times, holding on to the hope that the war will end soon and life will return to normal. Though they've lost their home, will the Kashino family also lose their sense of family? And will Mitsi and Dash ever be reunited? *"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash." -KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Liberty Dogs of World War II

Liberty  Dogs of World War II

Fish has a knack for inventing.

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545840736

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 710

Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. But at the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Audacity Jones to the Rescue Audacity Jones 1

Audacity Jones to the Rescue  Audacity Jones  1

Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter.

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545840620

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 754

Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime. But soon, it becomes clear that the Commodore has unsavory plans for Audie -- plans that involve the president of the United States and a sinister kidnapping plot. Before she knows it, Audie winds up in the White House kitchens, where she's determined to stop the Commodore dead in his tracks. Can Audie save the day before it's too late?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction