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Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard

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This series of affordable paperbacks offers an appealing variety of fiction and nonfiction by such popular authors as Jean Marzollo, Joyce Milton, Richard Scarry, and Joanna Cole
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Published October 13th 1992 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 1973)
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Cheryl
Mar 18, 2013 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Barry was an exceptional rescue dog who resided at the Monastery of St. Bernard in the Swiss Alps over 125 years ago. The monastery dogs were called on to help guide travelers through the treacherous mountain passes, and to assist in the rescue of victims trapped in avalanches. Barry was the bravest of the fourteen dogs who lived at the monastery. He rescued more than 40 people over his lifetime. This heartwarming nonfiction book tells Barry's story. It's written for children in the middle grade ...more
Trisha
Apr 21, 2015 Trisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My in-laws had the original print of this fantastic children's book published in 1973. This is a great story of a rescue Saint Bernard living high in the Swiss Alps, perfect for early elementary school aged children.
Jen
May 27, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
It is so much more delightful to have unearthed this book from my childhood at a time in my life when I have a very dear and close friend named Barry. (He would probably not be pleased at the comparison, but I think it's hilarious.)
The illustrations in this Step into Reading book are colorful and lively, the story is quick and interesting, the characters are lovable. It doesn't have that halting feel that a lot of kids' books do, and it's not terribly condescending in writing style, which makes
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Author/Illustrated by: Lynn Hall Ill: Antonio Castro
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Grade Level: 2-4
Equiv: 3.6
DRA: N/A
Lexile:550L

A touching book about a brave search dog, Barry, his lifelong friendship with Werner and many accomplishments of life saving efforts he showed throughout his life. This book describes how the jobs of a search dog are important and relays a heartwarming story of the relationship between Werner and Barry and how they worked together. This story touches on some im
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Tirzah
Nov 26, 2014 Tirzah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood-books
This book was one of the many that my younger version would always swipe off my brother's bookshelf. I read it so many times that one day, I at long last received my own copy. Written for the elementary grades, it shares the true story of Barry, one of the many Saint Bernards who was trained to be a rescue dog. The illustrations are warm and appealing. While Barry is the main hero of the story, readers also learn from the courage and nobility of Werner, Barry's beloved trainer, and the other men ...more
Debby Baumgartner
Easy reader about the famous Barry, St. Bernard who rescued travelers in the Swiss Alps between 1800 and 1812.
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Hilary
Feb 25, 2009 Hilary rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
The pictures are not very good. The story is stilted. But there are very few stories about Saint Bernards (beyond "Beethoven") and I read this so I could simplify the story as a read-aloud for preschoolers.
Stephen Snyder
A wonderful book of true heroes! A great read for anyone who loves dogs and believes in the power of love. KUDOS!

Thank you for the loan Franklin Public Library.
Miss Clark
Aug 20, 2013 Miss Clark rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful story that tells the story of one of the St. Bernard rescue dogs in mountains.
Penny
Aug 20, 2014 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
eh, a little sad, a little boring but its okay
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The author of over fifty novels for juvenile and young adult readers as well as over two dozen novels for younger readers, Lynn Hall focuses on coming-of-age stories featuring dogs and horses.
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