Before Old Yeller or Where the Red Fern Grows, there was Big Red, the classic boy-and-dog story of adventure and friendship in the wild mountains of. "Big Red" was a champion Irish setter; Danny was a young trapper who knew more about the ways of varmints and hounds than of the world of. Buy a cheap copy of Big Red book by Jim Kjelgaard. “Big Red” was a champion Irish setter; Danny a young trapper who knew more about the ways of varmints.

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Jim Kjelgaard’s style of describing and writing about the woods is unparalleled by any other boy’s author.

Haggins owns a large estate, and raises cattle and sheep, and keeps a stable of horses, First published seventy-three years and twenty-six days ago, this story is based in the Wintapi Forest, in the eastern part of the United States, a three-hour drive to New York City.

Haggin loves his show dog, Red, but Danny loves him more more and the dog chooses which guy he likes best. This is a beautifully told story, a story of courage and a life and time when the dangers that faced us were more likely to be from nature, ree when they lived in a remote wilderness filled with foxes, fisher cats, and bears, than our fellow man, but it is also more than just that.

Colleen was also a great companion.

Jim Kjelgaard

I rated this when I first joined Goodreads, but I don’t remember why I only gave it three stars. His books will live on.

Views Read Edit Bug history. Note that some sources give December 10 as birth date, e. I remember reading this book when I was in junior high school and loving it. But sadly, none of them has ever come close to matching Big Red. The problem is that we let that fact stop us. Kjelgaard nailed the lingo of the poor, county folk and weaves a tale of a boy and his dog that no reader will ever forget.

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But he is to take no risks with Red. Jim Kjelgaard’s Irish Setter books are the ultimate boy-and-his-dog adventure stories. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. May 13, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing.

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He lived for 69 years and wrote 31 books.

But the greatest test of their courage and friendship will come from an enemy more cunning than any they’ve known before—a bear who is the undisputed king of the wilderness, a savage killer called Old Majesty. This book shows that by doing the right thing, not necessarily the beneficial thing, happiness can be achieved. In addition, Kjelgaard was becoming an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman, and his love for dogs was unlimited. Sep 30, Wendy rated it liked it Recommended to Wendy by: Jim Kjelgaard committed suicide in Phoenix, Arizona inafter suffering for several years from chronic pain and depression.

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Read this when I was a bit younger, and remember quite enjoying it! Kjelgaard, was a physician, happily married with five sons and one daughter. Open Preview See a Problem? The hardships of such a life are smoothed over. Another part is about admitting our own hypocrisy but still fighting on. Danny has grown up with a trapper for a father, and he is a trapper himself. Visit The Blithering Bookster to read more reviews! He recently wrote his Green Manifesto, with the objective: Jul 25, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Soon, neither boy nor dog can stand to be apart.

Haggins owns a large estate, and raises cattle and sheep, and keeps a stable of horses, and dogs, which include Big Red. Danny sitting in the dark, hearing the bear’s claws scraping on the rock and watching Big Red’s hackles kkjelgaard. We can strive for consciousness in our living, being aware of our watershed, biking more and eating as locally as we can afford to but without self righteousnessand lessening our carbon footprint on the world.

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Jun 30, Janet rated it really liked it. His books were primarily about dogs and wild animals, often with animal protagonists and told from the animal’s point of view. Haggin gives Danny Big Red and then Danny finds a mate for Big Red so he can raise pups and then he can sell them for lots of money. Teresia Harrison 12 chapters total. The family’s faming venture failed and Jim and his family moved to Galeton, Pennsylvania.


The dog I am watching this summer dozed through this all, sleeping a few feet from my table, kkelgaard to stand and follow me if he sensed movement, but otherwise not concerned with my lip-smacking.

And in his manifesto, he celebrates environmental hypocrisy. When they meet, it is love at first sight, and so it will be for all who read the story. The only woman in the six above mentioned books appears in Big Red, and she is cold, distant and gone in just a few short pages. He mim a bull that was killed by a huge bear and then he sees the bear.

The ending is happy and lends itself to the sequels that followed. Blg view it, click here.

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View all 4 comments. Filled with heart, and loved by young readers for decades, this timeless classic thrills with backwoods adventure as Danny and Red challenge Old Majesty, the kjelgaarf, most dangerous bear of the Wintapi, meet the challenges of the wild country, compete in championship dog shows, and become best friends.

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YA – “Big Red” was a champion Irish setter; Danny a young trapper who knew more about the ways of varmints and hounds than of the world of fancy kennels and dog shows. This is his most well known book he has written. Fast and smart, strong and noble, Red is the only dog Danny wants by his side.

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