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A Nose for Trouble

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  167 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Book by Kjelgaard, Jim
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1984 by Skylark (first published January 1949)
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Mar 27, 2016 Timmy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Nose For Trouble, by Jim Kjelgaard taught me a little about how life was during frontier times. In the book it would explain how very few people lived in the mountains and each person could walk all around the mountain without running into anybody or seeing any houses. Also, people hunted year round for their food. They did not follow the specific hunting seasons. I think that this is one of the top realistic fiction books that i have read because not very many books can keep me hooked for lon ...more
Laura Verret
Sep 10, 2012 Laura Verret rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-sale
I had heard of Jim Kjelgaard only in relation to his book Big Red (which I have not read and don’t really know anything about except that it’s about a dog – presumably Big Red). But when A Nose for Trouble threw itself in my path at a recent booksale, I picked it up without even really thinking about it. Maybe that’s because I have a nose for trouble, too… =)

The Story.

Tom Rainse really has no business buying a horse. His trip to Tanner’s Mountain is only scheduled to last a few days – just long
Mar 30, 2013 Gale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Learning To Trust His Hound”

Despite the Bantam Skylark paperback format this violent 1949 tale does not prove typical YA fare. The protagonist, likable Tom Rainse, is 19-21; the plot includes kidnapping and attempted murder; no children or teens are included in this Western type thriller which is set in the mountains of the Northeast. Still, readers of all ages will quickly grasp the author’s intention to educate the public re the critical importance of Wildlife Preservation—not just to prote
Jun 11, 2009 A.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite being classified as a typical 'young boy's adventure book', I think this will appeal to a much wider audience. It's a tale of mystery that has numerous twists and turns, and a satisfyingly unexpected ending. The characters are well-developed, too.

You can't really compare this novel to White Fang or Call of the Wild; this book is far from being about a dog. It really captures the lives of people living in the mountains, and the politics of hunting laws. The main character, Tom, becomes em
Oct 21, 2015 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the longest and my favourite Kjelgaard books when I was younger.
Jan 10, 2014 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More mystery than some of his others. Tracking poachers. Good plot, but not as memorable as a couple of his others whose scenes are forever imprinted in my mind.
Jun 24, 2015 Jo rated it really liked it
This book is great not only for animal lovers but also for those who enjoy a good adventure story. It's a shame these are out of print.
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Oct 02, 2007 Fenixbird SandS rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Youth & adventurers
Wonderful dog sled adventure Kjeelgaard is a fine author! Perhaps even BETTER than Jack Londen!
Randy Young
Aug 03, 2011 Randy Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book growing up and I still love it
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an American author of young adult literature.

Born in New York City, New York, Jim Kjelgaard is the author of more than forty novels, the most famous of which is 1945's "Big Red." It sold 225,000 copies by 1956 and was made into a 1962 Walt Disney film with the same title, Big Red. His books were primarily about dogs and wild animals, often with animal protagonists and told from the animal's point
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