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Big Red (2 vol.)

by Jim Kjelgaard
From the moment Danny sees the beautiful Irish Setter, he knows Red is the dog for him. Soon neither boy nor dog can stand to be apart. 284 pages, Ages 8-12

Item Number: 1218
Category:Longer Fiction in Contracted Braille (in EBAE)

Price: $21.00
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Reviews for Big Red (2 vol.)
5Jim Kjelgaard is a really great writer of dog stories that are set in the outdoors. "Big Red" is the first of three Irish Setter books. Danny lives with his father in a shack back in the mountains. They run a trap line and harvest wild honey for money. They are squatters on the land of a rich man, Mr. Haggin. Danny's mother died a long time ago. Danny and his father make a little money on the side by doing work for Mr. Haggin. Mr. Haggin has a beautiful Irish Setter he calls Boy. When Danny sees him, it's love at first sight. But when Danny asks Mr. Haggin how much a dog like Boy would cost, Mr. Haggin says he paid $7000 for him. Danny knows a trapper could never afford a dog like that. Mr. Haggin takes an interest in Danny. It is clear that Danny is different from his father, he has some kind of quality he inherited from his mother, tempered by the ruggedness and independence he learned from living in the wilderness. Mr. Haggin gives Danny a job taking care of Boy, who Danny calls Red. Like Danny, Red shows special quality. He's a show dog. Red learns from Danny how to be a brave and rugged dog. Red and Mr. Haggin give Danny a chance to move into the civilized world, and Danny gives Red a chance to reach his potential as a real dog in the outdoor world.

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