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The Reindeer and the Submarine

In 1941, the crew of the HMS Trident received a very unexpected gift -
An orphaned reindeer with no antlers, Pollyanna is raised by Igor, a Sami herder, and is more at home in the company of people than other reindeer. When she discovers Igor is leaving for war, Pollyanna decides to follow, but en route, she is captured and gifted to the crew of a British submarine.
Life onboard Trident brings more than a few surprises, and Pollyanna with her love of food gets into all sorts of trouble. While she misses her Arctic home, her courage and cheekiness help comfort her companions in the dark days of the war.
But what will happen to Pollyanna when the submarine reaches its destination?
A timeless story of adventure, hope, bravery and facing change, told through the eyes of Pollyanna, the real-life reindeer who proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

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Teacher Notes

"A beautiful story filled with hope, humour and melt-your-heart moments. Pollyanna is one of the most charming animals I have ever met in a book. This book is warm, comforting and uplifting, full of lovable characters and gentle humour. It feels like a soft blanket!" - Katrina Nannestad, Rabbit Soldier Angel Thief

"I really loved the book! Just wonderful, a remarkable story - beautifully told." - Favel Parrett

"A true wartime journey retold with compassion and heart and a little reindeer who knows how to make the best of things." Bren MacDibble, How To Bee

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