Emily Arnold McCully is a Caldecott medalist known for bringing history to life. She is the author/illustrator of the critically acclaimed Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse, as well as The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux, Manjiro: The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries, and the Caldecott Medal–winner Mirette on the High Wire. She divides her time between New York City and Chatham, New York.
Strongheart may have been a movie star, but he wasn’t always famous. He started out as a police dog who could sniff out criminals and march like a soldier, but he didn’t know how to have fun. Larry Trimble was a Hollywood director who wanted to put Strongheart in his movies—not just as a pet but as the lead actor. Larry taught him to play with toys and walk like a regular dog. In his films, Strongheart brought audiences to tears. He was a sensation! But when Strongheart's military training led to trouble, was his career over? Set in the early days of silent movies, this extraordinary story about a real-life hero will capture the hearts of dog lovers and movie fans everywhere.
Praise for Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse
: A 2011 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year* "A winsome celebration of an extraordinary man and the immeasurable effects of kindness." —Booklist
, starred review* "This book is sure to grab young readers." —School Library Journal
, starred review
"Young animal lovers will appreciate this as a readaloud as well as a readalone." —BCCB
"A fine portrait of accomplishment by man and beast." —The Horn Book