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The Duck-Footed Hound

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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 Duck-Footed Hound
Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(12 of 43 for author by title)
The Explorations of Père Marquette
Double Challenge
Simont, Marc   
Published:   1960
Publisher:Thomas Y. Crowell & Company
Tags:adventure, animals, fiction, children's literature, dogs

Few hounds could track him, fewer still tree him, and none had ever come close to capturing him. The local hunters thought he was invincible, immortal even.

Precious Sue, the hound of Mun Mundee and his son, Harkey, had come as close as any. But one morning, aroused by the scent of the legendary raccoon, Sue goes missing, never to return. Her curiously web-footed pup takes up the chase, and he's soon on to Old Joe.

Harkey loves to hunt raccoons above all else, hates school and the chores his father sets him. He often welches, takes beatings, yet remains philosophical, after all, 'there were always reckonings of one sort or another. A man just had to take care he got his reckoning's worth.' [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:145 Info

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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