Stubby the War Dog

Stubby the War Dog

The True Story of World War I 's Bravest Dog

Book - 2014
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American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy's regiment on the Western Front, lending both his superior olfactory senses and amiable temperament to the war effort.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
ISBN: 9781426314865
Characteristics: 72 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.


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Follow Stubby, a stray dog from Connecticut, as he travels to the front lines in France during World War I and becomes not only a mascot, but an internationally celebrated hero as well.

Winner, Children's Nonfiction, 2015 Society of Midland Authors Award

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Aug 06, 2018

Incredibly well done non-fiction children’s book about a WW1 dog hero named Stubby. Created by the National Geographic Society this book is well detailed about life in the trenches for both soldiers and animals and recounts in a chronological style the life of Stubby. It is well documented with pictures from the era and it is well researched. It even includes an index and citations. Definitely a good read as both an education tool and for general interest.

Stubby was a homeless Boston terrier when he adopted enlisted man James Conroy in an Army camp. Their bond was so strong that Conroy smuggled Stubby on board the Army transport. They stayed together in the trenches, where Stubby was adopted by the whole company, and eventually returned home together. Illus. with period photos.

Jun 20, 2014

Stubby is a wonderful story not only about the stray dog, and his loving owner but about how Stubby helped in so many ways during WWII. I'm so glad it was saved and written.


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