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Informational (nonfiction), 964 words, Spanish Level Q (Grade 2), Lexile 890L
People have long used dogs to protect animals, including sheep, cattle, and even . . . penguins? Guardian Dogs: Penguin Protectors describes how the Maremma guardian dogs protect the endangered little blue penguins living off the coast of Australia. The book presents the history behind the idea to use Maremmas as protectors. It also describes how the dogs are trained, the support the community provides for the project, and the current population of penguins on the island. Photographs and maps support the text.
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