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The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve (Hank the Cowdog #13)

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Hank is looking forward to a long winter's nap when duty calls him to accompany Slim into town for a last-minute Christmas shopping spree. Along the way, Hank and the gang are struck not only by the meaning of Christmas but also by a twenty-five-pound buzzard!
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Puffin
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I loved the Hank books when I was younger and it was so nice to revisit them; I had never read this one, oddly enough, and it was a good seasonal story. Although I thought some of the other Hank books were better, I still enjoyed this one and was happy to finally read it.
It’s the day before Christmas, and as Head of Ranch Security, Hank is placing the ranch under red alert. A highly suspicious vehicle equipped with a flatbed, a high-lift jack, and a special highly sensitive radar antenna has just penetrated ranch premises, and it’s up to Hank’s highly trained self to avert any danger. Because this vehicle is driven by a CATTLE RUSTLER.

Or wait. Is that really…. Why it’s Slim! Of course, Hank knew it all along, but it’s understandable that the rest of us, not bein
Very funny when you throw Hank and a buzzard into the same story. Add Slim and Little Alfred and the story will split your sides!! Recommend to anyone who wants to laugh!!
I love this book and i'm going to try and read all the season's
My students don't know it yet but they're going to get to participate in a distance learning program with Hank the Cowdog author John R. Erickson in December, and this is the book from which he will be reading, so I wanted to read it myself. It's typical Hank humor -- just goofy!
I did 15.10. I read Hank the cowdog the wounded buzzard on christmas eve. Hank goes to town with slim, but ends up in the bottom of the pick-up when something crashes in through the window. Do they save it, or do they leave it? This book was very funny and was 112 pages long.
Darryl Cole
I read pretty much this entire series years ago after I descovered them in my elementary school libary. The plot, and characters are great. Plus these books are extremly funny. I loved this series then and I still love it.
As far as children's chapter books go, I love Hank. I get a lot of laugh's out of the story that go over Gabe's head, but he still gets enough to really enjoy it. Tom does a great job with the voices.
Nancy St. Clair
How could someone not absolutely love Hank the Cowdog and his hilarious misadventures, uh, I mean adventures? This series is laugh-out-loud funny and is among our family's favorites!
I've read a few of this series with my daughters. Cute books. Listening to them on CD is the best way to enjoy them because the voices are done so well.
when Hank and slim and drover are going to shop for Christmas a buzzard bangs into there window on Christmas eve they don't know what to do with the buzzard.
Hank the Cowdog is always looking for an adventure...usually in the wrong place! Wildly funny antics and mysteries galore.
The entire Hank the Cowdog Series is great. Listen to the audio versions- better than reading, for this series.
Love reading these books with my boys. (Listening is even better. The author does a fabulous job of it.)
Hank is funny by himself. Hank with Drover, Little Alfred, and senile buzard...hilarious.
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