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eBook Desert Dog ePub

by Jim Kjelgaard

  • ISBN: 0553154915
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Jim Kjelgaard
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Skylark (August 1, 1975)
  • ePub book: 1738 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1986 kb
  • Other: txt lrf azw mbr
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 392

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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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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. First published in 1956. DESERT DOG. by. JIM KJELGAARD.

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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.

The Online Books Page. Title: Desert Dog. Author: Kjelgaard, Jim, 1910-1959.

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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.

Used availability for Jim Kjelgaard's Desert Do. August 1975 : USA Paperback.

Tawny, a racing greyhound, yearns for the freedom of the wide open spaces, but he must learn the ways of the wild before he can cope with desert life

Comments

Arakus Arakus
I've been recalling books that I read as a child, and have been ordering them to read to my eight year old grandson. Reading these books has brought both of us hours of enjoyment.
Invissibale Invissibale
Exactly what I wanted and what my grandfather read as a child! Great holiday gift for him!
Iarim Iarim
pages had center part gone
Binar Binar
LOVE IT
Yozshubei Yozshubei
I was very pleased with the condition of this book, and the delivery was prompt. Although authors books were meant for young adults I enjoyed them.
elegant stranger elegant stranger
One cannot go wrong with a Jim Kjelgaard book if you like calm, descriptive, nature-appreciating writing and dogs. This is another good one. Not a favorite though.
Milleynti Milleynti
Jim Kjelgaard is famous for bringing the northern woods into sharp relief as he relates tales of dogs, wolves, and men. With Desert Dog, he demonstrates that he can also bring the desperate world of the southwestern desert to life, with detailed and expert-sounding descriptions of the local flora, fauna, and other natural features.

Desert Dog tells the story of a Tawny, a champion-speed greyhound who is lost alone in the desert. We get many of the staples of a Kjelgaard tale-- triumphant survival in the face of an interesting array of natural dangers, as well as the introduction of a good-hearted and land-savvy man.

Tawny must reach through the layers of civility that he has been bred for, and find a capacity for survival that will match the harsh terrain.

This is a great, exciting tale that is sure to keep a young adult reader on the edge of his or her seat. Adults who read it may be reminded of the lean, sparse prose of a barebones western that has been stripped of its human characters.

This is a solid effort by a gifted author. Give it a try.
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