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Desert Dog (original 1956; edition 1984)

by Jim Kjelgaard

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Title:Desert Dog
Authors:Jim Kjelgaard
Info:Yearling (1984), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:adventure, desert, wilderness, dogs, animals, greyhound, fiction, survival

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Desert Dog by Jim Kjelgaard (1956)

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Tawny Streak is a greyhound, bred and trained for the track. But when his beloved friend and trainer dies, Tawny seizes an opportunity for freedom by heading into the deep desert.

By brains and speed, Tawny quickly discovers how to survive, and thrive, where other abandoned dogs have perished all too quickly.

Can he beat the odds where others have not? And will he ever know again the kindness of a master like the one he lost?

I enjoyed my reread of this book, and would rank it as good, though not quite as good as the author's "Big Red" books. ( )
  fuzzi | Jan 22, 2013 |
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Tawny, the fastest, bravest dog of them all, battles for freedom and survival.

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