This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)
|Title:||Big Red (Big Red #1)|
|Author:||Kjelgaard, Jim (James Arthur)|
|Publisher:||Nelson Doubleday, Inc.|
|Tags:||adventure, animals, children, fiction, Film Adaptation|
|Description:||From the moment Danny sees the beautiful Irish setter, he knows Red is the dog for him. Fast and smart, strong and noble, Red is the only dog Danny wants by his side. Soon, neither boy nor dog can stand to be apart. Together Danny and Red face many dangers in the harsh Wintapi wilderness that they call home. 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. [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.
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