Sergeant Reckless: The True Story Of The Little Horse Who Became A Hero by Patricia McCormick

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story Of The Little Horse Who Became A Hero

byPatricia McCormickIllustratorIacopo Bruno

Hardcover | September 12, 2017

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The inspiring true story of Reckless, the brave little mare that became a marine. This is the first picture book from award-winning novelist Patricia McCormick, sumptuously illustrated by acclaimed artist Iacopo Bruno.

When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled little mare, they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse. They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known. And one of the biggest appetites!

Soon Reckless showed herself more than willing to carry ammunition too heavy for the soldiers to haul. As cannons thundered and shells flew through the air, she marched into battle—again and again—becoming the only animal ever to officially hold military rank and receive two Purple Hearts.

About The Author

Patricia McCormick is a former journalist and a two-time National Book Award finalist whose books include Cut, Sold, Never Fall Down, The Plot to Kill Hitler, and the young readers’ edition of I Am Malala. Sold, based on McCormick’s research in the brothels of India, was made into a feature film. Patricia lives in New York. You can vis...
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Title:Sergeant Reckless: The True Story Of The Little Horse Who Became A HeroFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062292595

ISBN - 13:9780062292599

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