This inside look at history’s most famous animals features wacky verse, cool facts, historical stats, and zany cartoon art. Meet Alexander the Great’s horse Bucephalus, who was his battle companion for nearly 30 years. Read about Mozart’s starling bird, Beatrix Potter’s pet rabbit, and the dog that saved Napoleon’s life. From the cobra that killed Cleopatra to Cairo, the dog that helped hunt down Osama bin Laden, Historical Animals has these stories and more!

Praise for Historical Animals

“Moberg celebrates animal celebrities, both well known and forgotten, with subjects that include Rin Tin Tin, Punxsutawny Phil, and Dolly the sheep. Full of wild-eyed, slavering, and scraggly creatures.”
–Publishers Weekly

“Chock-full of well-known animals, as well as historical figures associated with different creatures, this title will attract budding history buffs. An entertaining addition.”
–School Library Journal

“Moberg offers brief biographies of history's most influential creatures to highlight the symbiosis between humans and their animal companions. The format is reader-friendly, and the subject matter is undeniably fascinating.”

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