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Dave and his Dog Mulligan

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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:Dave and his Dog Mulligan
Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)   
(9 of 43 for author by title)
Desert Dog
Cracker Barrel Trouble Shooter
Published:   1966
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:adventure, animals, fiction, juvenile, dogs

Dave Keller worked well at Marcy’s Filling Station but his great wish was to become a game warden—as fine and devoted a one as his father was. However, the waiting list was very long and the qualifications to be met were most exacting.

Dave had a second big dream for the future. He wanted to prove that hunting the “varmints”—the coyotes, bobcats and lions that ran rampant in the nearby countryside—could prove a challenging, diverting sport to the countless hunters who swarmed into the area each open season, mostly in quest of deer. This would also put a stop to the reckless placing of poisoned bait by certain ruthless sheepmen whose flocks were being raided by the varmints.

Dave’s invaluable aid in his campaign was his loyal companion, Mulligan, a very giant of a dog, who, like the famed stew, had a mingled makeup, but who feared no bobcat!

How Dave moved toward his first goal through the second offers worthwhile reading. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:129 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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