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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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Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(35 of 43 for author by title)
Trading Jeff and His Dog
Swamp Cat
Published:   1961
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:adventure, animals, fiction, Mexico

Once again, Jim Kjelgaard, the master teller of adventure tales, gives to the many admiring boys—and girls, too—who count him tops, a story of courage against difficult and very different odds, shown by a vital and real young hero. And, of course, there are many characterful assorted animals, both tame and wild, to add excitement and humor and gentleness to the action.

Pepe, the youthful Mexican goatherd, had many battles to fight—against the ominous superstitions of Uncle Ruiz; in defense of his American friend, Sam; and hardest of all, against the killer tigre or jaguar which had taken the life of Pepe's father and threatened to destroy the family herd of goats, their very livelihood.

In the Mexican wilds, Pepe found that a staunch friend and inherent courage may mean more than a costly rifle, even in meeting the vicious fury of a wounded tigre! [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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