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{"id":2042962881,"title":"War Dogs: Churchill \u0026 Rufus","handle":"war-dogs","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kathryn-selbert\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Kathryn Selbert\"\u003eKathryn Selbert\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTruly, a man's best friend.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWinston Churchill, the prime minister of England during World War II, was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the modern era. 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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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn her debut picture book, Kathryn Selbert has created a unique look at a significant historical figure and period in world history.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/historical-animals\" title=\"Historical Animals\"\u003eHistorical Animals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/presidential-pets\" title=\"Presidential Pets\"\u003ePresidential Pets\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/akira-to-zoltan-twenty-six-men-who-changed-the-world\" title=\"Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-six Men Who Changed the World\"\u003eAkira to Zoltan: Twenty-six Men Who Changed the World\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/war-dogs-spread.jpg?13129180461249613611\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKathryn Selbert, author\/illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKathryn Selbert is a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. \u003ci\u003eWar Dogs\u003c\/i\u003e is her first children’s book. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kathryn-selbert\" title=\"Author\/Illustrator Kathryn Selbert\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kathryn.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA Children's and Young Adult Book Awards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003eKirkus Reviews, starred review\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Churchill was often compared to a bulldog due to his tenacity, and one of his nicknames was the British Bulldog. 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Her illustrations, which incorporate orange-brown tones similar to the color of the little poodle, have a softness about them that seems at odds with harsh wartime realities. But as the story works toward its conclusion, which is not so much about the end of the war, but how the two \"war dogs\" can finally rest, Selbert nicely shows the immense pleasure and support a human can take from a friendship with an animal. An author's note at the end discusses Churchill's long relationship with poodles, as well as a brief overview of Churchill's place in history. 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Her illustrations, which incorporate orange-brown tones similar to the color of the little poodle, have a softness about them that seems at odds with harsh wartime realities. But as the story works toward its conclusion, which is not so much about the end of the war, but how the two \"war dogs\" can finally rest, Selbert nicely shows the immense pleasure and support a human can take from a friendship with an animal. An author's note at the end discusses Churchill's long relationship with poodles, as well as a brief overview of Churchill's place in history. 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War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus

By: Kathryn Selbert

Truly, a man's best friend.

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.

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Kathryn Selbert, author/illustrator

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 more about Kathryn.

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • IRA Children's and Young Adult Book Awards

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

An introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus.

Churchill was often compared to a bulldog due to his tenacity, and one of his nicknames was the British Bulldog. The book’s title refers to both Churchill and his beloved pet, who accompanied the great leader throughout the war years. The touching story follows Churchill from 1940-45, summarizing his work leading the war effort in England with a succinct and accessible text. Evocative illustrations in acrylic and collage incorporate short quotations from Churchill, designed to look like typewritten notes pinned to the pages. The illustrations do a remarkable job of conveying war-torn London, with one striking, wordless spread showing London in blackout mode, the shadow of St. Paul’s looming above. At war’s end, Churchill and Rufus are shown from the back, sitting near their country home, “two war dogs” resting at last. By focusing closely on Churchill and his pet, Selbert effectively provides a starting point for children to begin to understand the complexities of World War II.

The combination of thoughtful design, compelling illustrations and a winsome canine companion make this beginning biography stand out.

Booklist

Winston Churchill might have been known as the British Bulldog, but in truth he was best friends with a miniature poodle named Rufus. When WWII comes crashing down on London, the small dog bears witness to Churchill's efforts as prime minister. Although the book is not told strictly from Rufus' point of view, first-time author Selbert uses the dog as an identifier for readers. Her illustrations, which incorporate orange-brown tones similar to the color of the little poodle, have a softness about them that seems at odds with harsh wartime realities. But as the story works toward its conclusion, which is not so much about the end of the war, but how the two "war dogs" can finally rest, Selbert nicely shows the immense pleasure and support a human can take from a friendship with an animal. An author's note at the end discusses Churchill's long relationship with poodles, as well as a brief overview of Churchill's place in history. There is also a time line of WWII and an impressive selection of further resources and sources consulted.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-415-9

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-598-5
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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 48
10 1/2 x 9 1/2