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Author: Brian Dennis
ISBN: 1607884313
Publisher Findaway World (2009)
Language English
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Rating: 4.4
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eBook Nubs - The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle [With Earbuds] (Playaway Top Young Adult Picks) download

by Brian Dennis


The Story of Nubs is a nonfiction piece that tells the story of two strangers destined to be together

This is a true story about a Marine named Brian Dennis who is stationed in Iraq in 2007, and one of the wild dogs he meets there, whom he christens "Nubs" because his ears have been cut short. Nubs and Brian forge a strong bond, even though they only see each other for a few days at a time as Dennis's group moves through Iraq. The Story of Nubs is a nonfiction piece that tells the story of two strangers destined to be together. Nubs, a mangy and injured pack dog, and Major Brian Dennis, a US Marine in the Iraqi desert.

Major Brian Dennis, USMC, was on deployment to Iraq in 2007. It is a story of a Marine and a dog during the Iraq war. It is a true story and can be read by a second grade level or higher

Major Brian Dennis, USMC, was on deployment to Iraq in 2007. It is a true story and can be read by a second grade level or higher. I think this is a book that a kid would enjoy to reading on there own. Of course, you can always read it to them. As an adult the story is still great; although I find myself wanting more description and storyline than a children's story can provide.

Three Military Humvees, carrying Major Brian Dennis and his ten marines, lumbered to a stop. From: Brian Dennis Subject: Desert Dog Date: October 2007 I found a dog in the desert. A pack of dogs raced to greet the men. But the dog without ears cautiously approached Brian, who knelt down on one knee to meet him. I call Him Nubs because his ears look like little nubs.

But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Release Date: November 1, 2010. Nubs became part of Dennis's human "pack" until duty required the Marines to relocate a full 70 miles away-without him. Nubs had no way of knowing that Marines were not allowed to have pets. Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, Kirby Larson. Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. He was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs’s life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis.

Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war book, never had a home or a person of his ow. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis.

Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war book, never had a home or a person of his own.

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Ferne
This is a wonderful story of the mutual devotion and the warm bond found between people and their pets... with a twist. Brian Dennis is a great, colorful writer, and there are little touches within the book - from his email dispatches to maps and photography, that make this true story hit home. My 7 year old son, as soon as we finished, said it best: "Dad, that was a great story!"

Major Dennis, and all those that helped make this story a happy one, deserve great praise. This book should be a staple in every home - and I'd particularly recommend it to those parents who want to teach their kids to respect animals. It also highlights the power of small, compassionate groups of people who are determined to save a life - furry or otherwise.
Phobism
This is an amazing, touching story that you absolutely must read! The photographs, maps, and transcriptions do a wonderful job of illustrating how special Nubs truly is. My children love hearing it as a bedtime story almost every night! What makes it even more meaningful for our family is that Major Dennis is a neighbor of ours, so he kindly signed our copy and included a paw print "autograph" from Nubs. Now my kids can enjoy not only a personalized message from Major Dennis and Nubs, but also grow up remembering their first meeting with such an awesome "celebrity"!
Llanonte
"Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle" is a heartwarming book intended largely for children, although many adults that I know have read my copy and loved it too. Major Brian Dennis, USMC, was on deployment to Iraq in 2007. Near the Syrian border he met a dog that changed his life. He named the abused and malnourished dog "Nubs" because some idiotic local had cut his ears off in an attempt to make him a "dog of war." Astoundingly, despite his obvious abuse, the dog thrived on human contact.

Major Dennis made numerous trips into the area, and Nubs became progressively weaker and sicker. Setting off on his own, Nubs made one final gambit by walking 70 miles across the desert after the vehicles that carried Dennis and his men: the reunion was wonderful, but all was not well. After running afoul of Marine Corps regulations prohibiting pet ownership, Dennis engineered a return to his San Diego home for the scrappy survivor, cementing their bond forever.

This book is perfect for children because it teaches the value of animals and the significance of the human-animal bond. It also teaches compassion and displays American military members as the soft-spoken heroes they almost always are, in this case heroes not for valor on the battlefield, but for love, compassion, and motivation to succeed in the face of adversity. I recommend this book highly for children and for animal-loving adults as well, though bear in mind the book is quite short (48 pages) and is largely photographs. I applaud Major Dennis (and thank him for his service,) Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery for bringing this wonderful tale to public attention: it is more than worthwhile.
Eta
I had no idea, when I down loaded this little book from Amazon, that it would be so enjoyable. I loved it from page 1 to its end page.
I hate it that Nubs beautiful dog's ears were chopped off. I loved this dog and his soldier who found doggie love on the battle front. I was so happy when this dog's story turned from hardship to a wonderful life in America because a soldier cared.

The book is short and told in pictures. Every child and adult should see it, read it, or be read to about this wonderful little dog. I loved it that Nubs enjoyed eating the Pop Tarts from the soldier's rations. Now, I give my dogs a Pop Tart once in awhile.

The story is about love in the form of an "all heart" dog who ran 7 miles facing hardship through the sands of Iraq's desert in the winter.
This little dog's love for a soldier made him put himself out there in harms way because he had a big heart.
I am so glad this book was written. It is just more proof that dogs belong with us, and teach us how to love one another. I am so glad that Nubs now lives in the USA.
Unsoo
Not much to add here. The reviewers have it right on.

It's touching, moving and everything. The photographs are outstanding. The writing is highly professional. The book jacket design is colorful and delightful. I think the publisher and all the people involved did a top-notch job in bringing this wonderful story to us here in the U.S., and all over the world.

And thanks to Major Brian Dennis for being a man with such a big heart who also knows how to take action when need be.

Nubs must surely be enjoying life in sunny San Diego after struggling to live against tremendous odds in a bleak, dire place and situation.

This book is a winner in every way. Can't miss with this one!
Silver Globol
It is really hard not to give this story 5 stars. It is a story of a Marine and a dog during the Iraq war. It is a true story and can be read by a second grade level or higher. I think this is a book that a kid would enjoy to reading on there own. Of course, you can always read it to them.

I ordered about 4 or 5 copies for gifts when I saw Major Brian Dennis on "The Tonight Show" with Conan O'brien. As an adult the story is still great; although I find myself wanting more description and storyline than a children's story can provide. However the accomplishment of this book is amazing. Any time you find something so inspirational during war time; not alone to share it with kids and others; you've managed to do something really special.