Books Unlikely Heroes 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland Paperback, 246 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $13.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUnlikely HeroesSubtitle37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal KingdomAuthorJennifer S. Holland Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The best-selling author of Unlikely Friendships presents 37 heartwarming stories of animals who went above and beyond, including a pod of dolphins who protected swimmers from a great white shark and a dog with prosthetic paws. Original. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Also by Jennifer S. Holland Unlikely Friendships Unlikely Loves Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Unlikely Heroes Pete Coppolillo/ Working Dogs For Conservation Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture When Dogs, Cats And Rats Come To The Rescue October 9, 2014 Humans haven't cornered the market on heroism. As anthropologist Barbara J. King notes, other animals ranging from dogs and cats to elephant seals and African pouched rats can win our hearts, too.