October 22, 2019

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War: Book launch (Toronto, ON)

Join author Mireille Messier and illustrator Kass Reich

for the launch of their first collaboration

a non-fiction picture book

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of a Goat Who Went to War
Written by Mireille Messier
Illustrated by Kass Reich
Tundra Books
40 pp.
Ages 4-8
September 2019


November 3, 2019

2 - 4 p.m.


Queen Books 
914 Queen Street E
Toronto, ON

From the Penguin Random House Canada website:

A delightful tale inspired by the true story of a brave goat war hero. Perfect for fans of Finding Winnie and Rescue and Jessica.

During World War I, a goat named Billy was adopted by a platoon of soldiers and made his way across the ocean to be part of the war effort.

Billy . . .
  •   Trained with the soldiers
  •   Was smuggled across the ocean
  •   Got snuck into the frontlines in a box of oranges
  •   Ate some secret documents and was arrested for treason
  •   Got trench foot
  •   Head-butted soldiers into a trench and saved them from a shell
  •   Came back home a decorated war hero

This charming true story follows Sergeant Billy from his small prairie town to the trenches of World War I and back, through harrowing moments, sad moments, moments of camaraderie and moments of celebration. This unforgettable goat and the platoon that loved him will capture your heart!

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