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Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

Written by Patricia McCormick & illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
Published by Balzer + Bray
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Sep 15, 2020
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The inspiring true story of Reckless, the brave little horse who became a Marine.

When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled mare, they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse. They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known. And one of the biggest appetites!

Soon Reckless showed herself more than willing to carry ammunition too heavy for the soldiers to haul. As cannons thundered and shells flew through the air, she marched into battle—again and again—becoming the only animal ever to officially hold military rank—becoming Sgt. Reckless—and receive two Purple Hearts.

This is the first picture book from award-winning novelist Patricia McCormick, sumptuously illustrated by acclaimed artist Iacopo Bruno.

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Who Wrote Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

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Patricia McCormick

<p>Patricia McCormick is a former journalist and a two-time National Book Award finalist whose books include <em>Cut, Sold, Never Fall Down, The Plot to Kill Hitler</em>, <em>Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero</em>, and the young readers edition of <em>I Am Malala</em>. Patricia lives in New York. You can visit her online at www.pattymccormick.com.</p>

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Who Illustrated Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

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Iacopo Bruno

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062292605
Publication Date:
September 15, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062292609

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