The Maxwell Award winner in February 2014 as Best Single Breed Book in the Dog Writers Association of America competition. Gold medal winner in April 2013 for Best in Animals/Pets in a Global e-Lit competition. Silver medal winner in August 2013 in Animals/Pets-Nonfiction in a different Global e-Book competition. 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 with easy to read text and color and black and white illustrations of a great Samoyed dog who lived from 1946-1957 in California and was involved in over 30 human rescues, set a world record in weight pulling, was on the U.S. mail run, won many speed and freight races, delivered the doctor to the snowbound City of San Francisco in 1952 stuck at Yuba Gap near the Donner Pass, was a show dog, worked in TV and on a movie set, and is behind almost every living Samoyed in the U.S.