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Desert Dog by Jim Kjelgaard
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Desert Dog (1956)

by Jim Kjelgaard

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After his master dies, a champion greyhound chooses the freedom of the desert where his ready intellect is continually challenged in the battle against thirst, hunger, and natural enemies.

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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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