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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 (first published September 1st 1989)
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Dec 21, 2009 Qt rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, animals, christmas
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.
Laura Verret
Dec 19, 2012 Laura Verret rated it it was ok
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
Jan 11, 2015 Sharon rated it it was amazing
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!!
Mar 19, 2015 Shailah.S rated it really liked it
I love this book and i'm going to try and read all the season's
Nov 20, 2010 Barb rated it liked it
Shelves: from-gs
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!
Mar 13, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedy
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
Jul 11, 2011 Darryl Cole rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 03, 2008 Olivia rated it really liked 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
May 14, 2011 Nancy St. Clair rated it it was amazing
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!
Feb 27, 2012 Melinda rated it liked it
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.
Nov 15, 2013 Sydney rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 13, 2012 Ratforcekids rated it really liked it
Hank the Cowdog is always looking for an adventure...usually in the wrong place! Wildly funny antics and mysteries galore.
Apr 30, 2008 Mindy rated it liked it
The entire Hank the Cowdog Series is great. Listen to the audio versions- better than reading, for this series.
Apr 21, 2014 Jennie rated it liked it
Love reading these books with my boys. (Listening is even better. The author does a fabulous job of it.)
Oct 14, 2008 Tom rated it liked it
Hank is funny by himself. Hank with Drover, Little Alfred, and senile buzard...hilarious.
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