This is a real life hero dog you can believe in. If you like dogs and adventure stories, you will like Rex! An historical biography of a pure-bred Samoyed dog who lived in California from 1946-1957. Contains easy to read text along with color and black and white illustrations. Rex excelled as a working dog and is behind almost every Samoyed alive today in the U.S. He was involved in over 30 human rescues, worked on the U.S. mail run as lead dog, delivered the doctor to the 226 stranded passengers and crew aboard the snowbound City of San Francisco train at Yuba Gap near Donner Pass in 1952. Worked on a movie set and appeared on TV, was a show dog, won many freight and speed races and held the title "Strongest Dog in the World." A touching memoir that tells the story of how an underdog became a superstar.