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Swamp Cat

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  7 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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MERRY C. CAREY
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.
angela watts
Nov 29, 2016 angela watts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love his stories. I fell in love with frosty. I would have liked to know what happened at the end. I would gladly recommend this to any young person who enjoys animal stories and like myself believe animals are more human than anyone will admit

I have always loved his stories. I fell in love with frosty. I would have really liked to know what happened to Luke!! I would recommend this to anyone who like me believe animals are more human than we know
Linda
Jun 15, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
I have only two quibbles about this delightful book: 1, It wasn't long enough, and 2, It wasn't the first in a series. I would have loved to read more about Frosty, the cat, and his human partner, Andy Gates. Luke Trull, the bad guy, gets exactly what he deserved.
Jim Pozenel
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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.
Lockc
Feb 23, 2012 Lockc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a well written book with a developed plot. I wish that I had known about this author when I was a child.
Eveline Evans
Nov 15, 2012 Eveline Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book
Charles
Nov 02, 2008 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I like Kjelgaard's dog stories best, but this is a pretty good story about a domesticated cat that becomes a wild swamp runner.
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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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“Stealing goods from a town store would be a criminal offense and provoke righteous indignation. Stealing muskrats from his swamp would be just another example of what the hillmen were always doing to each other and provoke, at the very most, a sympathetic chuckle. Even” 0 likes
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