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The Black Fawn

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)

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Title:The Black Fawn
Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(2 of 42 for author by title)
Boomerang Hunter
Big Red (Big Red #1)
Published:   1958
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:adventure, fiction

The young Bud Sloan, who has been living in an orphanage, is adopted by an elderly couple in the countryside. Shortly after arriving in his new home, he discovers a black fawn, which seems, like him, to be without either mother or father... [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)

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James Arthur Kjelgaard (December 6, 1910-July 12, 1959) was an American author of young adult literature.

Born in New York City, New York, Jim Kjelgaard is the author of more than forty novels, the most famous of which is 1945's Big Red. It sold 225,000 copies by 1956 and was made into a 1962 Walt Disney film with the same title, Big Red. 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.--Wikipedia.

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