Sarah Albee is The New York Times best-selling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade. Her forthcoming titles include”Martin Luther King Jr: A Peaceful Leader” (January 2018), Dog Days of History” (March 2018), “Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America” (July 2018). Her other non-fiction titles include “Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines,” “George Washington: First President,” “Why’d They Wear That?,” “Bugged: How Insects Changed History” and “Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up.” Her recent non-fiction titles have been Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections, Notable Social Studies Trade Books and winners of Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Sarah worked at Children’s Television Workshop (producers of Sesame Street) for nine years. She played basketball in college, and then a year of semi-professional women’s basketball in Cairo, Egypt.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband, who is a high school history teacher and administrator, their three kids, and their dog, Rosie.
Author Website: http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/
Kids will be swept across world history as they learn the hilarious, fascinating, and complete story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs, to the massive mastiffs that came over with Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the New World, to the pampered pooches of kings and queens, to hero dogs like Sergeant Stubby.
What is it we love about dogs so much? From ancient times to the present, dogs have guarded us, worked with us, marched off to war with us, and of course, just sat on the couch with us for a cuddle. Throughout the course of human history, this partnership deepened from dogs doing a service into friendship. Dogs have been by our side through it all, and this book tracks our common story from wild wolves in ancient civilizations to modern-day breeds, highlighting famous pooches of the past and present along the way. You'll chuckle through the ages as you catch up with the wonders of man's best friend.