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Innocent Heroes by Sigmund Brouwer

Innocent Heroes

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Innocent Heroes by Sigmund Brouwer
Feb 14, 2017 | ISBN 9781101918463
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    May 05, 2020 | ISBN 9780735267978 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Feb 14, 2017 | ISBN 9781101918463 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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PRAISE FOR Innocent Heroes:

“Brouwer uses the assault on Vimy Ridge during World War I to highlight the bravery of both Canadian troops and the animals that served . . . a worthy introduction to the Great War.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A]n exploration of the bonds between soldiers and beasts, coupled with an introduction to Indigenous issues for young readers.” —CM Magazine

“Don’t miss this one.” Manhattan Book Review

“In the days before technology as we know it now, [animals] proved an essential ingredient to save human lives. A mix of fictional stories followed by a short biography of the real animal that served this is a great alternative to a straight textbook presentation of what the conditions were like during World War I.” —Recreational Scholar

“These stories [are] a revelation about how the world and wars worked before the advent of high-tech communications. Suddenly, history becomes gripping stuff, as if the horrors of cold, loud, damp, muddy trench warfare wasn’t gripping enough on their own. It’s about the triumph of the human spirit, and animals.” —Montreal Gazette

“The book is a winning combination of fact and fiction . . .” —Quill & Quire

“In one relatively short book, Brouwer [. . .] entertains, educates, and touches the emotions.” —Historical Novel Society

PRAISE FOR Thief of Glory:

“War. Love at first sight. Rivalry. Human nature. Art. Brouwer (Broken Angel) weaves timeless themes into the story of a 70-year journey toward redemption . . . Thorough historical research, skillful use of foreshadowing, and keen insight into the human spirit make this one of Brouwer’s best.” Starred Review, Publishers Weekly


Red Cedar Book Award NOMINEE 2018

Rocky Mountain Book Award NOMINEE 2019

OLA Best Bets for Young Adult Fiction SELECTION 2017

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