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Animal miracles : inspirational and heroic true stories
Steiger, Brad.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation, 1999.
Physical Description:
229 pages ; 18 cm
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This volume collects 50 stories of celebrating the courageous deeds of cats, dogs, pigs, cows, horses, and parrots.

Author Notes

Brad Steiger was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on February 19,1936. Steiger's first published articles on the unexplained appeared in 1956, and he has now written more than 2,000 articles with paranormal themes. Also in 1956, Steiger began publishing short stories of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction in a wide variety of magazines, including Alfred Hitchcock's, The Saint, Trapped, and Fantastic. Among his novels are The Hypnotist, The Chindi, Alien Rapture: The Chosen. From 1970-'73, his weekly newspaper column, The Strange World of Brad Steiger, was carried domestically in over 80 newspapers and overseas from Bombay to Tokyo.

In 1974 Steiger was honored in San Francisco, with The Genie, for Metaphysical Writer of the Year. In 1977 he was awarded the Dani, for Services to Humanity in Philadelphia. He was inducted into the Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1987, and in 1996 he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National UFOand Unexplained Phenomena Conference in Minneapolis.

Steiger has appeared on television with the likes of Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. He has gueted on radio shows and been interviewed for magazine articles. In 1977, Steiger's bestselling biography of the great silent screen lover Valentino was made into a motion picture that same year, Steiger co-scripted the documentary film Unknown Powers, with Jack Palance as narrator, and winner of the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence for 1978. He is the author/coauthor of 154 books with over 17 million copies in print.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

YA-The Steigers, coauthors of a great many popular works on a wide variety of outre subjects ranging from angels to UFO abductions, focus on latter-day animals as heroic (and perhaps angelic) beings. They begin with the story of Brando, a mumbling macaw who had never spoken an intelligible word until he suddenly came out with a clear and urgent "Help me! Somebody please help me!" (thereby alerting his householders to the plight of an injured man). The book then offers 50 brief anecdotes that tell of amazing and seemingly miraculous animal feats. Since many of these selections were sent to the authors by readers of their previous books, they reflect a variety of spiritual traditions. A similar diversity is shown among the animal heroes, which include not just cats, dogs, and dolphins but also crows, a potbellied pig, one very large and one very small sea turtle working in tandem, sea lions, and even a rat in a coal mine. After about 175 edifying pages that describe deliverances from such dangers as fire, drowning, sharks, and unreasoning fear, the Steigers touch very lightly upon a number of related topics including the health benefits of pets, pet ghosts, and animal ESP. Satisfactory and enjoyable browsing material for teens and ESL readers.-Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.