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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
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
Jen
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...more
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Read by: Melanie
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...more
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Hilary
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.
Miss Clark
This is a wonderful story that tells the story of one of the St. Bernard rescue dogs in mountains.
Penny
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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