Remembering Vera

Remembering Vera

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend.

In 1962 a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight. At first the men decided to hide the pup from the Commander, thinking she wouldn't be allowed. But soon enough all of the men in the barracks fell hard for the little dog. Then one day when high waves challenged another vessel at sea, it was Vera's fierce determination and natural swimming ability that brought the life preserver and safety line to the sinking boat. Vera became a hero and the beloved pet and mascot of the San Francisco Coast Guard.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481442275
Branch Call Number: JP Polac
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Jul 03, 2018

This is a picture book based on true events. It is about the life of Vera a dog that lived with the US Coast Guard for most of her life after being found as a stray. The story is a bit wordy so not really something that one can read in one sitting with children and would be better to take in small sections although it could be read in go depending on the child. It is a worth while read and it is a very nice story especially the addition of how the writer looked for Vera's resting place many years after she passed. The story is illustrated well and it was a piece of history as a dog lover I liked learning about. Worth the time to read and I was happy coming across it in the library.

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