Nancy Roe Pimm
Nancy Roe Pimm’s life-long love of animals compelled her to write her latest book, Bonded by Battle: The Powerful Friendships of Military Dogs and Soldiers from the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pimm observed military war dogs as they trained through obstacle courses and bomb-sniffing drills. Veterans shared heartfelt stories. In the past and present day, the dogs’ super senses kept our soldiers safe on base camp, as well as in the heat of the fight. Soldiers formed unbreakable bonds with their dogs, as day and night, they faced life and death in the war zone. The dogs provided comfort to our battle-weary soldiers and served not only as war dogs, but also as therapy dogs. These four-legged soldiers are sometimes heroic, and sometimes supportive, but always full of courage, loyalty, intelligence, and a whole lot of heart. Open the pages of this book to meet a bunch of unforgettable canine commandos.
Nancy Roe Pimm is an award-winning author of nonfiction narratives for young readers. Her book Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla was selected as a Choose to Read Ohio title for 2013 and 2014 and is a Junior Library Selection. Colo’s Story was also chosen to represent the state of Ohio at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Pimm is also the author of four books selected by the Junior Library Guild: The Indy 500: The Inside Track, The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race, The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories, and The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World.