Big Red
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Big Red

by Jim Kjelgaard
Illustrator(s): Bob Kuhn
Paperback | Pages: 254
Size: 5-1/2 X 8-1/4 | USD: $8.95
ISBN: 9780823423910
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Age: 10 and up | Guided Reading Level: U
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Classics, Coming Of Age
Recommendations: A,CS,E,H,SLJ*,TE,WC,WH,WJ

About the Book

The adventures of a champion Irish setter and a trapper’s son who grow to maturity together.

Danny Pickett is too poor to own one of Mr. Haggin’s Irish setters, but that doesn’t stop him from losing his heart to a beautfiul dog he calls Big Red. The two are drawn to each other from the start and soon become inseparable. But their loyalty and courage are tested as they face grave danger in the harsh wilderness, including Old Majesty, a massive bear, and a fierce snowstorm.

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* “Sure-fire combination of boy and dog. . . . It’s love at first sight, and so it will be for all who read the story.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“A story of love and understanding. . . . Absorbing reading.”
Booklist, Starred Review