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Monty: The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog

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Meet Monty
A remarkable rescue dog with an international following. From his guardians to his doctors, Monty's loving spirit captures hearts with an I-can-do-it grin and a wagging tail.

For audiences age eight and up.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 6th 2014 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Lori
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in the good reads first reads giveaways. This is the real life story of Monty a rescue dog. Monty was found by Nicole by her property. Monty was near death. He had severe injuries. Monty a pit bull mix was rushed to a veterinarian,Nicole called the animal rescue to get involved. the veterinarian said this was one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had seen. Monty's back legs were almost useless. he had been shot in the back leg area. It was clear that he had been used as a "ba ...more
Marge
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This would be a great book for the following readers: pre-college young people, dog lovers, those unaware of animal abuse, anyone who enjoys pet photography, dog owners, and anyone who enjoys seeing an "underdog" get the victory. In short, many different people would enjoy this book! It is both a gentle and simple story for younger readers, but would also make an uplifting gift for anyone. The photography is a big part of what makes Monty's story come to life and makes this book a little gem.


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Katherine Solomon
This book is a must-have! My students love Monty. As an adult reader (and dog-lover) I too enjoyed this book. It has a subtle message/big idea that reminds us all of the importance of having strength in adverse conditions. I am incredibly impressed by the tone of the book (loved the opening), the descriptive language, and the subtle message! I can't wait for Janet's next book!!!! :)
Jcooper
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this story five stars because it's a quintessential underdog story (literally). Monty:The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog is a true story that will make you cry and smile. You can't help but fall in love with Monty and his doggie smile. The book contains actual pictures of Monty and the wonderful people in his life.
Biswanath Banerjee
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Thousands of years ago-one arrow, -struck a crane, who was flying high above the sky, perhaps talking to the clouds, like a stick of fire.
It came crushing down-withering with pain. The destiny of the crane was beyond doubt-to be the prey of a greedy man.
But destiny had scripted some other fate for that crane-it came near the place where a young prince was playing.
He came rushing down to the crane-took it in his lap. The young prince soon became busy thinking ways to save the crane.

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Tammie Smith
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great story about a abused dog that goes to find a great home. It includes great pictures and it gives a person hope. Hope that there are still good people in this would. And how animals fight to live.

I won this on goodreads.
Beth
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to the Author for this Good Reads Giveaway! It has a sad beginning, but has a happy ending! A good short story for mid graders.
Sherri Smith
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to get this book as part of Goodreads First Read program!!! WOW!! What a PHEONOMENAL gift!!! This was one of the best, most heartwarming books that I could possibly wish to read!!

As a rescue dog owner myself, it brought tears to my eyes as I read Monty's story!! It's well written, the pictures are fantastic and the story will stay with you forever!!

I HIGHLY recommend this book not only to dog rescuer's but to everyone who wants to read a heartwarming story!!

Anita
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming story about an abused pit bull named Monty, who was rescued and nurtured back to health by a dedicated group of people. After over a year of recovery, Monty was adopted into a loving home. I loved the story of Monty since I used to volunteer at my local city animal shelter and I also have two rescued pit bull mix dogs that I love dearly. The story about Monty’s abuse may be a bit too graphic for young children but older children or teens may be a more appropriate audience for this ...more
Liz
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a heart-warming story of the rescue and recovery of an abused dog. It is a wonderful story of courage and compassion that touches the soul. It also makes one wonder how anyone could be so depraved as to torture an animal this way.
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
Karina
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway
This was a gut wrenching book. A very short read but very touching. It has a lot of pictures and little writing. It shows what a great will to live Monty has even after all the bad things that were done to him. I would definately recommend this book.
SHERRY
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful story
Jane Night
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book from the author via the Goodreads Giveaway program. I really enjoyed the story of all Monty went through. I also really liked the pictures. They were not too graphic for a children's book.
I am a bit concerned with intended audience.
Basically, the book physically looks like a children's picture book. My daughter is 4 and this book is one I would expect in her section of the library or a bookstore. Unfortunately, the book was much too text heavy in places to keep her attention
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Sue
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. (Thank you for the opportunity!)

I can't really say I "enjoyed" this entire book, as many parts of it (the dog's experiences) were definitely cringe-worthy. I enjoyed the ending, with Monty getting his "happily ever after" after all he's been through. I read it to my 8-year-old son; he was nearly in tears as we read the parts describing Monty's abuse. This book led to a rather lengthy discussion of animal abuse and dog fighting in our home. I greatly app
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Sandra Stiles
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Monty is a mixed pit-bull dog. He is found out in the desert. He has been shot and is severely injured, and near death. Nicole is an animal rescuer who finds him and takes him to a vet in hopes he can be save. Once they realize he will live they try to find him a forever home. This is a true story so there are lots of pictures and very little writing. I kept wondering, what kind of person would do something like this to a dog? Then I wondered what made him so special and determined to survive. B ...more
Christine
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very well-written children's book about the rescue of a frequently misaligned and misunderstood breed of dog--the pit butt. Monty an abused pit ball finds salvation when he is rescued from a dog fighting ring. The text is well-written and the photographs are excellent and really enhance the writing. Probably best for kids who are age 7 and over. What I would love to see is a second version of this book which would target the preschool and lower elementary school aged children.
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Gwen
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Monty has beautiful pictures and a compelling story. It is the story of dog that was rescued and underwent intense medical procedures to save his life. He is an inspiration. The main reason I gave the book four stars instead of five is I would have liked to have had a longer book with more info on Monty.

I would recommend this book for any animal lover.

I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.
Jackie Wolfred
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Katherine Solomon
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must-have! My students love Monty. As an adult reader (and dog-lover) I too enjoyed this book. It has a subtle message/big idea that reminds us all of the importance of having strength in adverse conditions. I am incredibly impressed by the tone of the book (loved the opening), the descriptive language, and the subtle message! I can't wait for Janet's next book!!!! :)
Merrilee
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, i-own
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the story of Monty and his courageous journey to healing. Despite his injuries, he remained friendly and loving to those around him. This book gives us an inside look at the selfless caregivers who dedicate their lives to saving rescue animals.
Kelly Long
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. What a sweet story! Monty is proof that Pit Bulls (or any breed) can go from being in a fighting ring, being badly neglected and injured to healing and becoming a happy, loving, and gentle friend. This book is a quick read for any animal lover.
Dayna
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: animal lovers, young readers
I was quite lucky to have received this in a Goodreads giveaway. Animal lovers will find this short book moving & uplifting. It's also a great way to introduce young children to animal rescue & to show them what kindness can accomplish.
Beth
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Because I love dogs and stories of dogs, this was a good read in my book! I did think there was a lot of text for what I imagine the target audience to be; that's why I didn't bump it up to four stars. :)

Thanks for the emotional journey taken with Monty, and keep up the good work.
Amanda
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great book that reminds us that every dog deserves a chance no matter what breed it is or what happened to it in the past. Monty and his caregivers are an inspiration to all of us.

I won this book as part of a goodreads giveaway.
Rosemary
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book from Goodreads. It tells the incredible story of a dog naemd Monty who was rescued and and thrived with the help of many people. This book would be more suitable for older children as the details of Monty's pain and abuse would be too difficult for younger children to hear.
Amanda Chapman
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading about Monty. What a wonderful success story about an abused and abandoned dog whose life is turned for the better.
Connie
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
Ann Ellis
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful children's book. A touching story about rescued pit bull. Appropriate to read to younger children and a great reader for children learning to read.
Kim
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Won this book through a Goodreads giveaway.
Lorene
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute story. Really made me feel for the dog.
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I write fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.

My debut Western historical novel, Desperate Straits is a 2015 Peacemaker Award finalist.

I donate a portion of the proceeds from MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog to animal rescue organizations.

My picture book, The Gingerbread Cowboy, is the Arizona Governors 2007 First Grade Book and a special edition of 100,000 copies was printed
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