Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon
Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

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Annotation: The story of the training of a carrier pigeon and its service during the First World War, revealing the bird's courageous and spirited adventures over the housetops of an Indian village, in the Himalayan Mountains, and on the French battlefield.
Catalog Number: #114412
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover (Large Print)
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Publisher: Dutton
Copyright Date: 1927
Edition Date: 1968
Illustrator: Artzybasheff, Boris,
Pages: 191 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-525-30400-2 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-1452-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-525-30400-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-1452-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 68013419
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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Newbery Medal
National Council Teachers Of English Notable Children's Books
Word Count: 38,724
Reading Level: 6.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.5 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 30 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.5 / points:8.0 / quiz:Q04358
Lexile: 1040L

Writing out of his own experience as a boy in India, Dhan Gopal Mukerji tells how Gay Neck's master sent his prized pigeon to serve in Word War I, and of how, because of his exceptional training and his brave heart, Gay Neck served his new masters heroically. Winner of the 1928 Newbery Medal.


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