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Wilderness Champion: The Story of a Great Hound

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 28th 1980 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (first published January 1st 1969)
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Dec 28, 2015 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After 40 years, I thought of this book, found, & re-read it. Glad I did. I still remembered a bit of it with amazing clarity. I'm sorry that I never got to read the first of these books Wolf King. Unfortunately, that's selling for $150 or more used!

Wolf King was about a wolf in the wilds of Alberta, Canada. This one takes place mostly in the same area. I don't know a firm date, but there are cars, but not a lot. I'd say it's set about 1930's. Although first published in 1944, there is no me
Nov 17, 2013 Lydia rated it it was amazing
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After many years, this book still has the power to make me cry at the end. Lippencott's obscure books, especially Wilderness Champion and the Wahoo Bobcat, introduced me to a world of silence, undergrowth and tracking, sunsets, and detail. The limited dialogue and exhaustive description struck a chord with me, and weaned me off regular kid's books forever.
Jun 01, 2010 Jessica rated it liked it
Austin recommendation. His 4th grade teacher read this aloud to the class and he loved it so much he couldn't stop talking about it. Next thing I know he borrowed it from his teacher and wanted me to read it. This one took me a while to get into. I really enjoyed the story once I got several chapters into it.
Nov 09, 2013 Letty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was in my grade school library and I ATE UP books by this author. Any of the Joseph W. Lippincott books are great reads for kids.
Aug 21, 2008 Dixie rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book when I was a kid; also "The Wolf King," which comes before it.
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Dec 03, 2013 Annie T rated it really liked it
I love redbone coonhounds which is why I sought out and read this book. Loved it.
Apr 02, 2015 Duncan added it
One of the best adventure books I have ever read. I signed this book out so many times at my public school library that when I went back searching for it at my old school twenty five years later the librarian gave it to me when she saw I was the last person to read it and because of how many times I had signed it out!!!!

Other great dog stories are, A dog named wolf, Desert Dog
Dec 26, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book as a child and would always read it at my grandparents' house.
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