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Big Red (75th Anniversary Edition) by Jim Kjelgaard

Big Red (75th Anniversary Edition)

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Big Red (75th Anniversary Edition) by Jim Kjelgaard
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Jan 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780823449521

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“Clear-eyed and unsentimental, this is a story told with heart, honesty, and understanding. It sits on my bookshelf alongside The Incredible JourneyThe Black StallionThe Yearling, and The Call of the Wild.” —Andrew Clements, author of Frindle
“There are a million stories about boys and their dogs, but I doubt any others have the depth and heart of Big Red.  I couldn’t put it down.” —Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School series
“Action, adventure and the love of a loyal dog. Such stories never get old. I love it!” —Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog
Big Red embodies everything I loved about animal stories and adventure tales when I was a kid. A noble dog, a resourceful kid, life in the wilderness, and the exhilaration of being transported to another era.” —Ann Martin, author of The Baby-Sitters Club series
“Powerful storytelling, vivid writing, and a good dog make for a timeless classic. I’m delighted to see this beautiful new edition being made available to today’s readers.” —Pete Hautman, winner of the National Book Award
“Sure-fire combination of boy and dog. When they meet, it is love at first sight, and so it will be for all who read the story.”—Library Journal

“A moving and exciting story of a boy’s love for a dog. The feeling of the woods and the outdoors comes through with complete reality.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“(A) tale which paints the stern life of the wilderness in strong, clear strokes.”—New York Times

“A really good dog story written with power and discernment. Anyone who loves dogs…will be enthusiastic about Big Red.“—Elementary English

“It is obviously based upon observation and experience. The background is vivid, the human and animal relationships clear cut and convincing.”—Saturday Review

“No one can write a better animal tale than Jim Kjelgaard”—May Hill Arbuthnot

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