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'Nubs' children's book wins California Young Reader award

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Cover for "Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt a Marine and a Miracle." Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

"Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt a Marine and a Miracle" is a children's book that shares the journey of a dog who finds himself in the company of compassionate Marine.

Named for the little bits of ears he had left, Nubs meets Major Brian Dennis in Iraq, who shares his meals with him and heals his wounds. When Major Dennis is assigned to a different post, he has to say goodbye to his new friend.

Hungry, cold and injured, he treks across Iraq and finally reunites with his Marine buddy 70 miles away. Eventually, with a little help, Nubs makes an even longer trip to the U.S.

The Story of Nubs:

The New York Times best seller is the winner of multiple awards, including most recently, the California Young Reader Medal. 

Author Mary Nethery collaborated on this book with Major Dennis and Kirby Larson and joins us now.  

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