Courageous Creatures (I Survived True Stories #4)

By Lauren Tarshis


Publication Date: November 2, 2021

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Ages 7 to 10, Grades 2 to 5

Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells tales of brave kids facing horrifying events. Now, she tells the true stories of several animals who faced indescribable horrors of their own- and, against all odds, survived.REAL ANIMALS. REAL DISASTERS.From a carrier pigeon in World War I to two dolphins who were left for dead, Animal Survivors tells the harrowing tales of animal heroes and the soldiers, scientists, and other humans whose lives they affected. Each narrative nonfiction story is packed with photos, maps, lists of fun facts, and more!Read about:• 40,000 penguins who survived a massive oil spill• Cher Ami, a World War I carrier pigeon• A former circus elephant who found a new life• Nica and Blue Fields, dolphins who survived capture and became movie stars in the processThis fourth book in the I Survived True Stories series is perfect for fans of the I Survived chapter books or anyone who loves stories about animals beating the odds. It's a great choice for reading alongside I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944, which features a carrier pigeon character.

About the Author

Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 176 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Publication Date: November 2, 2021

ISBN: 9781338317947

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