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James Arthur Kjelgaard (December 6, 1910 – July 12, 1959) was an American author of young adult literature. Kjelgaard was born in New York City, New York on December 10, 1910.
James Arthur Kjelgaard (December 6, 1910 – July 12, 1959) was an American author of young adult literature. Jim's father, Carroll W. Kjelgaard, was a physician, happily married with five sons and one daughter. Kjelgaard was the fourth oldest. Kjelgaard and his siblings lived on a seven hundred and fifty acre farm in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania during his childhood
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This is a gripping tale of the fastest dog of them all. Tawny gave promise of being a great racing greyhound but, instead, he found his freedom in the heat and danger of the desert. His speed and courage helped him in a terrible struggle for survival. He could cope with the most feared of desert dwellers but then a deadly rattlesnake laid him low.
dodd, mead & company, new york, 1956. C) 1956 by Jim Kjelgaard. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 56-5246 Printed in the United States of America. For Margaret Mary, John, Jim, Frank, and Barbara Dresen.
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In his second animal story with a southwest setting (see Lion Hound) Kjelgaard exhibits the well wrought narrative style that points with a firm finger to the basic instincts of self preservation and love, in man and in his animals. This time the central figure is Tawny, a greyhound who runs off from his kennels to the desert after the death of a beloved training master. There he makes friends with a young collie, Sable, who is also lost, and an arch enemy of Brutus, leader of a pack of wild dogs.
His books were primarily about dogs and wild animals, often with animal protagonists and told . See this site Jim Kjelgaard for much more information on Kjelgaard
His books were primarily about dogs and wild animals, often with animal protagonists and told from the animal's point of view. Kjelgaard also wrote short fiction for several magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Argosy and Adventure. Jim Kjelgaard committed suicide in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959, after suffering for several years from chronic pain and depression. See this site Jim Kjelgaard for much more information on Kjelgaard.
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