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Sergeant Reckless

Again and again becoming the only animal ever to officially hold military rank becoming Sgt Reckless and receive two Purple HeartsThis is the first picture book from award winning novelist Patricia McCormick sumptuously illustrated by acclaimed artist Iacopo Brun I read this with my six year old tonight A beautiful story of a scrawny mare that becomes the only animal given a military rank The illustrations here are uite detailed with military artifacts and other memorabilia from the Korean WarA nice lesson of endurance and tenacity

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One of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known And one of the biggest appetitesSoon Reckless showed herself than willing to carry ammunition too heavy for the soldiers to haul As cannons thundered and shells flew through the air she marched into battle The illustrations are what make this book stand out I must admit I wish this book had been written in a way that helped children understand the Korean War a little It is an endearing animal hero story nevertheless and the author s note at the end is very nice especially the photo of the real Reckless who had originally been named Flame in Korean My biggest beef with this book is one incorrect sentence Sgt Reckless the little mare who became a marine is the only animal to officially hold military rank Without researching this in detail simply by merit of other children s books I have read I know this is not true I read and loved the book Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak which is a nearly accurate account of a bear that earned military rank within the Allied Forces in WWII If the author McCormick had overlooked the very famous bear Voytek she might have overlooked another heroic animal or two that may have earned military rank

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The inspiring true story of Reckless the brave little horse who became a MarineWhen a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled mare they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse They had no idea that the skinny underfed horse had In August 1945 as World War II was ending Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into North Korea and South Korea The politics of the evolving rulers were distinctly different On June 25 1950 the North Korean army crossed the 38th parallel invading South Korea United States President Truman appealed to the United Nations They first asked for the invasion to cease On June 27 1950 they asked for member states to provide military assistance to the South Allan R Millett contributor Korean War Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc July 17 2017United States Marines were sent to fight in a war which lasted for three years During their service one group made the acuaintance of a red mare smaller than most horses Sergeant Reckless The True Story Of The Little Horse Who Became A Hero Balzer Bray an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers September 12 2017 written by Patricia McCormick with illustrations by Iacopo Bruno chronicles the remarkable service of this animal My full recommendation


About the Author: Patricia McCormick

Patricia McCormick is a journalist and writer She graduated from Rosemont College in 1978 followed by an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1986 and an MFA from New School University in 1999 Her first novel for teens was Cut about a young woman who self injures herself This was followed by My Brother's Keeper in 2005 about a boy struggling with his brother's ad



10 thoughts on “Sergeant Reckless

  1. says:

    I was deeply troubled by what this horse was eating the whole time I was reading this but deeply impressed the whole I was reading this by the story and the bravery

  2. says:

    What an interesting book Loved it52118 Read with Naomi Julia

  3. says:

    In August 1945 as World War II was ending Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into North Korea and South Korea The politics of the evolving rulers were distinctly different On June 25 1950 the North Korean army crossed the 38th parallel invading South Korea United States President Truman appealed to the United Nations They first asked for the invasion to cease On June 27 1950 they asked for member states t

  4. says:

    This horse gets to eat in the tent with the other Marines She also gets feed chocolate bars and cokes This horse deserves her own book

  5. says:

    This is a moving true story about how an abandoned undernourished race horse became an invaluable asset for a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War The tale begins when the Marines became concerned about how they were going to be able to haul heavy ammunition uphill to the new cannon they have acuired Having limited resources they attempted to train a scrawny mare who was left behind by his owner In no time at a

  6. says:

    The illustrations are what make this book stand out I must admit I wish this book had been written in a way that helped children understand the Korean War a little It is an endearing animal hero story nevertheless and the author's note at the end is very nice especially the photo of the real Reckless who had originally been named Flame in Korean My biggest beef with this book is one incorrect sentence Sgt Reckless the

  7. says:

    Great design exciting story Can't wait to share it with my students

  8. says:

    With Patricia's words and Iacopo's artwork this is a hands down winner of a book Your eyes are taken everywhere on the page but they

  9. says:

    I read this with my six year old tonight A beautiful story of a scrawny mare that becomes the only animal given a military rank The illustrations here are uite detailed with military artifacts and other memorabilia from the Korean WarA nice lesson of endurance and tenacity

  10. says:

    The artwork in this book was incredible I loved learning about Sergeant Reckless and laughed at all of the things

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