Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes.
Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed
Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and the Blue Peter
award-winning author of Survivors, Heroes and
Rescue, which have total combined sales of 50,000 copies. He
lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.
Kerry Hyndman is a London based illustrator and map maker with a wide range of editorial, advertising and publishing clients. In her spare time she likes to snowboard, climb, hit things with rackets and cycle around.
PRAISE FOR HEROES
"Readers will be heartened to learn of the accolades many of the animals received following their service, and that several enjoyed retirements as pets. " -- Publishers Weekly "Rewarding fare for younger browsers." -- Kirkus Reviews "[HEROES] is more than an 'I Survived' starring animals; these are stories about how we rely on animals to survive and to thrive.... Kerry Hyndman's illustrations are all at once intense and beautiful, and David Long's tributes are filled with respect for these companions. Read with a box of tissues nearby. Give to your animal fans and your adventure story fans." -- Mom Read It PRAISE FOR SURVIVORS "Hyndman's grainy artwork depicts the survivors at the peak moments of danger--19th-century trapper Hugh Glass lunges at an attacking grizzly bear with his knife, surgeon Leonid Rogozov peers down at his abdomen, giving himself a necessary appendectomy at a polar research station. While offering excitement and peril, Long's riveting narratives also provide insight into how these individuals used their skills, knowledge, and fortitude to survive. " --Publishers Weekly "Each of the 23 accounts seems more jaw-dropping than the one before, and all are testaments to the human spirit. The handsome, oversize volume is enhanced by Hyndman's single- and double-page illustrations. While appealing to all readers, this will have special interest for reluctant ones."--Booklist "The attractive design features a full-page or double-page-spread color illustration depicting a pivotal moment in each well-told story.... A great collection of harrowing, true survivor stories."--Kirkus Reviews "Thrilling accounts of peril that are sure to draw in casual readers."--School Library Journal