Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen {Book Review}

Strongheart:  Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen {Book Review}

I received a copy of Strongheart:  Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen” ($17.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own. 


Strongheart:  Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen is a fun middle-school historical fiction novel that is based on a true story back in the 1920’s about a movie director who finds a fierce police dog to be his next big star.  In this novel, Strongheart’s amazing story begins with his happy puppy days, to the fierce police dog training and then on to stardom.   See how Strongheart’s keen sense of understanding and charm leads him through thick and thin.

Also enjoy the follow-up at end of the book that tells “The Truth Behind This Tale” which gives the actual true facts leading to this novel as Fleming does a great job putting it all together with also sharing the six movies Strongheart was really in along with real photos of Strongheart, his girl, Lady Jule, best friend, Larry and co-owner, Jane.  Great novel for any animal lovers, but also a great novel to teach some interesting history really unbeknownst to most of us… dog stars.

Strongheart can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This book is geared for ages 8-12 (grades 3-7).

About the Author

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of The Family Romanov, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and the recipient of both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature; Amelia Lost, which received four starred reviews; The Great and Only Barnum, nominated for an ALA-YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction and a Publishers Weekly and Booklist Best Book of the Year; The Lincolns, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award recipient; Our Eleanor, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Ben Franklin’s Almanac, a James Madison Honor Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including Oh, No!, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and middle-grade books, including Ben Franklin’s in My Bathroom! and The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School. You can follow Candace Fleming on Twitter at @candacemfleming and visit her at

Eric Rohmann is a painter, printer, and fine bookmaker. He is the author/illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning My Friend Rabbit and the Caldecott Honor Book Time Flies. He and Candace Fleming have collaborated on numerous acclaimed children’s books, including Giant Squid and Oh, No!, recipient of three starred reviews. Visit him at


Cynthia Tait

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