The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle

NUBS, an Iraqi dog of war, never had a home or a person of his own. But Nubs's life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. The two formed a fast friendship that led Nubs on an incredible journey that crossed deserts, oceans, and even continents, and touched the hearts of people around the world.

Nubs with Kirby Larson, Brian Dennis, and Mary Nethery

BRIAN DENNIS is a major in the Marines. He and Nubs live in San Diego, California.

KIRBY LARSON is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky. Her most recent title is Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival, co-written with Mary Nethery. Kirby lives in Kenmore, Washington. You can visit her online at

MARY NETHERY is the author of many picture books, including Hannah and Jack, Mary Veronica's Egg, and Orange Cat Goes to Market. Mary lives in Eureka, California. You can visit her online at

NUBS is originally from Iraq, but now lives with Major Brian Dennis and friends in San Diego, California. You can learn more about him in his very own picture book: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle.