Children's Book Tells Heroic Story of Joplin Search & Rescue Dog

Published 04/04 2014 08:34AM

Updated 04/04 2014 08:55AM

JOPLIN, MO -- Next month will mark three years since an EF5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri. The deadly storm tore the city apart, causing billions of dollars in damage. But folks in Joplin have found ways to work through the rubble, and look back to remember the storm, including one four-legged resident, who's hoping to bark up a bestseller. Brad Douglas has the story of a dog who saves lives during the day, and tucks kids in with a good book, at night.  The book, "Lily:  A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado" is available on Amazon.com.

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