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|Title:||Two Dogs and a Horse|
|Publisher:||Dodd, Mead & Company|
|Tags:||adventure, animals, fiction, horses, nature, short stories, children's literature, dogs|
The spell of the wild country lies over these three rare stories by a master craftsman in portraying the creatures and moods of the wilderness. The tales are simple ones, with little violent action; they are, nevertheless, suspenseful and deeply moving in their presentations of three distrustful animals who had good reasons for fearing and even hating all men, and of the patient ways of three human beings who felt that this friendship was worth working for and proving.
One dog was relentlessly pursued as a killer wolf. The other was purposely deserted far from his home. The untamed black horse fastens his great teeth on the arm of the crippled cowhand trying to rescue him from a bog — but does not clamp them!--Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)
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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