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Stormy by Jim Kjelgaard

Stormy (original 1959; edition 1978)

by Jim Kjelgaard

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Authors:Jim Kjelgaard
Info:New York, Holiday House [c1959], softcover, 150 pp.
Collections:Your library
Tags:1970s, Classic, Fiction, Office, Animal Box, OCT_Nb

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Stormy by Jim Kjelgaard (1959)

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    Book2Dragon: These writers both have a deep love for Nature and its creatures, but do not sentimentalize either one. Both have respect for each and give a true and inviting story to all their works.

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I have only started reading this book, I'm in the second chapter and I don't know if I like it or not. I chose this book because my school is doing an 18 book reading challenge with at least 150 pages per book. This book happened to have exactly 150 pages.

Overall I'm not crazy about this book but I don't hate it. I am only in the beginning of the second chapter so I haven't read that much. I love to read books that get right to the point. For example, the book Divergent is an awesome book! It jumps right into the story and leaves you on cliff hangers. I could never put it down, it was like the book was glued to my hands.

I recommend Divergent to anyone! I have yet to read Stormy but based on the other reviews it's a pretty good read.
  36058 | Oct 3, 2014 |
Reread recently, was somewhat disappointed. Not as good as I had remembered. ( )
  fuzzi | Jun 16, 2012 |
I read Jim Kjelaard many years ago as a pre-teen, finding Big Red a wonderful book. I picked him up again with Snow Dog, then had to read more. I found Stormy and again was kept on the edge of my seat. In fact, I had to cheat and look at the last page, I just couldn't stand it. Once I knew the end, I could continue enjoying the book. Kjelgaard is a master writer, and I don't just mean of YA books. I mean he is one of the best writers I have read. He creates characters that hold you in the palm of their hand (man and dog alike) and then builds a tension that he does not release until nearly the last few pages. I intend to go back and read all his books, especially the sequeal to Snow Dog, named Wild Trek. If you like Jean Craighead George you will love Jim Kjelgaard. ( )
  Book2Dragon | May 31, 2009 |
Another in the dog series by Jim Kjelgaard. I wish I could find the rest.

My Childhood collection represents books I remember reading and loving as a young boy. Some are orginal ones I owned, but, unfortunately, most are replacement copies from yard sales, flea markets, and used book stores. I am always on the lookout for a dozen or so, and I am always trying to remember and add new titles. --JJM, 10/15/05
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Among dogs, a champion is not just the one who wins first prize in a competition. He can also be a stout-hearted defender who fights for a friend's life. He can be a magnificent dog like Stormy, the huge black retriever, hero of a superb adventure of courage and loyalty by the great Jim Kjelgaard.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553154680, Paperback)

Allan Marley and his father have lived together  in the untamed wilderness of the Beaver Flowage all  their lives. But when Mr. Marley is jailed because  of a bitter feud, Allan suddenly finds himself on  his own. Then he meets Stormy, an outlaw dog who  has been accused of turning on his owner. Allan  knows that the big black retriever has been  mistreated, and he works hard to win the noble dog's trust  and affection. As allies, Allan and Stormy overcome  every danger they encounter in the unpredictable  wilderness...but can their bond protect Allan from  the viciousness of his father's human enemies?

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An outlaw dog and a courageous boy fight for their lives against dangerous foes.

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