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Renni the Rescuer    by Felix Salten order for
Renni the Rescuer
by Felix Salten
Order:  USA  Can
Aladdin, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

George was no ordinary man. Like many individuals, George had always wanted a dog. Unlike most people, however, he did not believe in whipping a dog as a training device. He believed in kindness and kindness alone.

Renni was no ordinary dog. Under George's loving care, the young German Shepherd soon showed his master remarkable talent and George nurtured it because 'No human being in the world can do what a dog can.' And what Renni could do was find and rescue people who were injured, a talent most useful on the battlefield.

But Renni, just barely a yearling, is very young to be a rescue dog. He has no field experience and World War II is just about to begin. With Renni's capabilities in question due to his young age and George being ridiculed because of his gentle training techniques, will the pair ever be able to save lives as part of the Sanitary Corps, much less survive the war themselves?

Felix Salten, author of the beloved tale Bambi, brings readers aged eight to twelve this three part chapter book about George, Renni, and the adventures they face together as well as the people and animals they meet along the way.

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