Big RedBook - 1973
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This charming woodsman story is centered around Danny Pickett and his beloved dog, Red. Danny falls in love with Red, who is owned by a wealthy neighbor. This kindly neighbor, Mr. Haggin, allows Danny to help with the care of Red, even allowing Danny to take care of Red in his own cabin. Eventually, Danny must make the hard decision of allowing Red to hunt a killer bear or keeping him a show dog. Interwoven in the story are tales of hunting savage animals, tender emotions, and final victory over the wild.
"Called runt, misfit, and troublemaker, Big Red's son Mike escapes from a training kennel to join the two men he loves in their forest retreat and proves he has the intelligence and skill expected of the offspring of a famous Irish setter." (Novelist Review)
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"Danny tried and failed to put into words some of the things he had learned on his brief visit to New York [to a dog show] and his association with Mr. Haggin [the owner of Big Red]. Always before he had accepted [his father] Ross's notion that a dog was a dog, something to be bent to the will of its master. But that wasn't so. For thousands of years there had been special dogs for special functions ... and only when you knew something of their blood lines could you really appreciate the fascinating story of dogdom. It was in Red's blood to hunt birds, and partridges were the only game birds in the Wintapi. Making him hunt anything else would verge on the criminal. But how to explain all this to Ross?" (p. 140)
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