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Big Red

The Story of A Champion Irish Setter and A Trapper's Son Who Grew up Together, Roaming the Wilderness
Kjelgaard, Jim, 1910-1959 (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Big Red


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Danny and his Irish setter roam the Wintapi Wilderness and eventually track down a great outlaw bear.
Authors: Kjelgaard, Jim, 1910-1959
Statement of Responsibility: by Jim Kjelaard ; illustrated by Bob Kuhn
Title: Big Red
the story of a champion Irish setter and a trapper's son who grew up together, roaming the wilderness
Publisher: New York :, Holiday House,, 2011, c1945
Characteristics: 254 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
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Report This Mar 25, 2014
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Juvenile rated 'Big Red' by Jim Kjelgaard – This book is right up there with Betsy Byars - ‘My Dog My Hero’ (2000) and Wilson Rawls - ‘Where The Red Fern Grows’ (1996); ideal for young boys 8 to 13 years of age. Be forewarned that some of the written English is early American, i.e., appropriate for the era but back woods English or slang. The story of Big Red can also be seen by signing out a Disney DVD (2000) from the Ottawa Public Library. However, a comment on the DVD from another patron of the Ottawa Public Library was not very flattering, e.g., “the best acting was done by the cougar.” Still, do not let the movie deter you from enjoying a very nice book for children. Regretfully, one of Kjelgaard’s very best novels and a book that I loved so much as a boy, ‘Fire Hunter,’ is no longer available at our Library. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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