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Swamp Cat

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  5 reviews
An outstanding writer about the outdoors gives us two heroes in this fascinating book. One is a young boy who lives alone most happily on the edge of a swamp, earning his living from it. The other is, astonishingly, a black house cat. At least, Frosty started off as a city kitten, but by the time he proves his ability to survive the perils of the swamp wilderness and decid ...more
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published 1957 by Dodd, Mead & Company
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Wonderful story by a great writer

The friendship between a feral cat and the last remaining member of an old backcountry family who owns mostly swamp. He decides to try stocking it with muskrats but last remaining member of one of their oldest rival families, the man who left the kitten to die in a sack, decides to sabotage the venture by trapping them all before enough have bred.
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I was surprised how much I really enjoyed this book. It is quite well written. I wish that I had known about this book when I was growing up.
I like Kjelgaard's dog stories best, but this is a pretty good story about a domesticated cat that becomes a wild swamp runner.
It was a well written book with a developed plot. I wish that I had known about this author when I was a child.
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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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