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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


New York, NY


Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews, Coast Guard, dog


Remembering Vera is a precious recollection by Patricia Polacco of a dog that served as an honorary member of the United States Coast Guard. Vera became a famous mascot of a Coast Guard base because of her heroic actions when she rescued several people from a sinking boat and was awarded a Medal of Valor for her efforts. Following the story of this brave dog is a delight, and readers will love the story of how a rescue pup became a hero of the Coast Guard. Polacco recounts her own personal experience towards the end and ties the book up with a wonderful tribute to Vera. The illustration of the book is clumsily cute, and audiences will be enthralled with this true story. Though aimed at a younger audience, as evidenced by the writing style and illustrations, older audiences will find a good bit of enjoyment in the book as well.


Holly Caldwell, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University



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Review of <em>Remembering Vera</em> by Patricia Polacco

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