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Big Mutt

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Received the NY Herald Tribune award for Best Children's Book, 1952. Originally a Junior Literary Guild Selection of the Westminster Press, it can now be found in the Macmillan Reading Spectrum for children.


A blizzard threatened the North Dakota Badlands, and Dwight Jerome was herding his father's sheep across the road back to the ranch. That was when he first
Paperback, 3rd, 212 pages
Published August 1st 1970 by Washington Square Press (first published April 1st 1952)
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Chrystal Wright
Great book. This began my youthful stint of reading the pets-in-the-wild genre. Incredible Journey, A Nose for Trouble etc...
Pretty good youth book. I swear I read it before the date this claims it was published, but maybe not.
J.t. Stout
Great book for middle school boys! If anyone liked Call of the Wild, you will love this book!
Steve Shilstone
Loved it in my passionate dog book devouring days as an 11 year old.
Liesa Malik
Sep 17, 2014 Liesa Malik rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: dog lovers
To be honest, although the writing style is a tad dated, I really liked this book. It is a dog against nature kind of tale and I was drawn through the story to the end. There was little romance or violence, but enough conflict to keep you reading on--and rooting for Buster, who has to survive a major winter storm in the sheep country of North Dakota. We see this overgrown and perhaps a bit flabby city dog grow into a magnificent canine who retains just enough dog to make him truly a hero.
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Pseudonyms for this author include: Cody Kennedy Jr. and John Jo Carpenter. John Reese in 1981- "I have never cared what any critic said about my work and still do not. I was never an ‘author,’but I was a production professional.” His output was remarkable. He sold over 500 stories to the pulps, graduated to the slicks, and became the top freelance contributor to the Saturday Evening Post. Doubled ...more
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