Remembering Vera

Illustrated by Patricia Polacco
LIST PRICE: AU$ 9.99

About The Book

From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend.

In 1962 a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight. At first the men decided to hide the pup from the Commander, thinking she wouldn’t be allowed. But soon enough all of the men in the barracks fell hard for the little dog. Then one day when high waves challenged another vessel at sea, it was Vera’s fierce determination and natural swimming ability that brought the life preserver and safety line to the sinking boat. Vera became a hero and the beloved pet and mascot of the San Francisco Coast Guard.

About The Author

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Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping QuiltThe Blessing CupFiona’s LaceThe Trees of the Dancing GoatsBabushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping QuiltThe Blessing CupFiona’s LaceThe Trees of the Dancing GoatsBabushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 3, 2017)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481442299
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD780L

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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