Animal Heroes

True Stories of Extraordinary Creatures

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: £7.99
  • Publication date: 9 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849532075

About the book

• Magic, the miniature pony who helped a woman speak again after three years of silence

• Stubby, the stray dog who braved the front line with soldiers in World War One

• Moko, the bottlenose dolphin who guided a mother whale and her calf back out to sea

Have you ever been astonished by an instance of animal agility, intelligence or bravery?

No matter how cute and cuddly our animal companions are, there are always occasions when they remind us that they’re still in touch with their natural instincts. Sometimes this comes through in little ways, and other times they do something that is truly amazing – even to the point of saving human lives.

Animal Heroes contains some of the most extraordinary true tales of bravery across the natural world, from domestic pets to wild animals, proving that when it comes to facing danger there’s more to them than meets the eye.


'Full of heart-warming tales of astonishing courage from family pets and wild animals alike, the sheer variety and number of these fearless feats will warm your heart even as it stuns you. An absolute must-read for anyone who has ever been humbled by tales of a helping paw (or wing, or flipper, or hoof… ) in times of peril. '


'Get the tissues out! This book is a compilation of heart warming tales of animals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty… there are some very heroic animals out there.'

The Cat