Rescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs by Raymond BialRescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs by Raymond Bial

Rescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs

byRaymond Bial

Hardcover | May 23, 2011

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Nearly 75 million dogs live&nbspwith American families, where many sleep in our beds, walk us to school, and eat our unwanted broccoli. However, millions of dogs are born in America each year without a place to live. Most of these animals find themselves in shelters, and many, if they are not adopted, are put to sleep. Raymond Bial takes readers into the genesis of the dog overpopulation problem, covering puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders, and then he profiles a local animal shelter, sharing with readers the ins and outs of daily life there. Who runs animal shelters?&nbsp Who plays with the pets? How long do they stay?&nbsp And how can you adopt one?
While researching Rescuing Rover, Raymond Bial managed to photograph for one day at the local shelter before adopting Isabel, a Siamese cat. He and his wife Linda now have two cats and four rescued dogs (though Isabel loves to hang out with the dogs, especially when treats are being handed out). Ray lives with his family in ...
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Title:Rescuing Rover: Saving America's DogsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.43 inPublished:May 23, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547341253

ISBN - 13:9780547341255

Appropriate for ages: 10

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For Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty The generously sized period photos and Bial's museum shots tell a vivid and poignant tale for even those who cannot yet read the words. If one cannot get to the museum itself, this book is the next best thing." - School Library Journal "With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station . . . Illustrated with the author's photographs of the current museum as well as archival images, the account is further enriched by frequent quotes from those who passed through its doors." - Kirkus Reviews ". . . plentiful historical photographs speak volumes, and Bial's contemporary shots provide a worthy guide for those who cannot visit the restored buildings and exhibits in person." - Booklist "As Bial's appended "Children's Books" bibliography attests, there is plenty of material on Ellis Island available to young reader. Bial stakes a claim, though, to some of the most browsable, engaging photographs, which accompany his essay on the function of the island and the experiences of some of the immigrants who passed through, or were turned back, at the examination center." - Bulletin "