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Hidden Trail

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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:Hidden Trail
Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(20 of 43 for author by title)
Irish Red, Son of Big Red (Big Red #2)
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Published:   1962
Publisher:Holiday House
Tags:adventure, fiction

How could more than a thousand elk disappear on a migration from summer to winter feeding grounds? Did they got lost and starve, were they killed by natural law or human enemies, or did they just find their way to some unknown spot?

In a search for possible answers, the Conservation Department sent its young photographer, Jase Mason, into the wilds of Whitestone National Park. With only his big Airedale for company, Jase was to follow the herd, make a movie documentary of the migration, and find out what he could about the missing elk. He solved the mystery, but only through courage and perseverance in the face of dangerous risks.

Conservation and adventure are natural companions, and no one can combine them with a surer hand than Jim Kjelgaard. In this tense, fact-based story, he dramatically points up to young readers the modern relationship between man and the wild creatures that are now in his charge. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:98 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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