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Ulysses and His Woodland Zoo

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

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Title:Ulysses and His Woodland Zoo
Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(39 of 43 for author by title)
We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run (We Were There #12)
Two Dogs and a Horse
Published:   1959
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:adventure, animals, fiction

Nature has been called ‘the effect whose cause is God.’ Ulysses became an integral part of this effect, and, in spite of the fact that he considered himself the world’s top bumbler—often with plenty of reasons, vehemently vouched for by those left behind in the debris—he proved himself indispensable to the Woodland World into which he characteristically stumbled. In the world of man, Ulysses stumbled and bumbled constantly, but in the world of the forest, where he surprisingly became winter caretaker and lone occupant of an isolated hunters’ lodge, he attained dignity, wisdom and assurance as he employed every faculty of his senses and opened his heart to its mysteries and its beauty—and its animal residents. For Ulysses was not alone for long. During that winter in this beloved woods he acquired his amazing wild zoo. This included a pugilistic crippled antelope buck, an injured bird, a lost beagle, a rabbit saved from a weasel and a baleful bobcat! [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:114 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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