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The Guardian Team
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Shepherds have used dogs to protect livestock for thousands of years. But burros also have a natural instinct to protect, which makes them a perfect guardian animals as well. Meet Rena and Roo, a super dog-and-burro guardian team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. The animals have a close connection with the sheep they protect, but it takes time and effort for Rena and Roo to grow to trust one another. In this companion book to her award-winning Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, Cat Urbigkit uses simple, informative text and eye-catching photographs to show how Rena and Roo develop into guardian animals.
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Cat Urbigkit is a news reporter and rancher. Her research in livestock protection has taken her from the sagebrush desert of Wyoming to the mountains of Kurdistan. She is the author and photographer of Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep, an IRA Notable Children's Book; and author of Path of the Pronghorn, with photographs by Mark Gocke. She lives in Pinedale, Wyoming.

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"This snapshot of animal dynamics presents a rugged picture of one surprising friendship." --Kirkus Reviews "Heartwarming photos and clear, accessible text combine to make this story a winner. . . . Perfect for classroom-and family-reading time. Lovely." --School Library Journal "A companion title to Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs (2005). . . . Kids will be drawn by the immediate, cuddly drama that blends work and play, biology, and an affectionate pet story." --Booklist

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