Children’s and Young Adult Book Reviews: Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard 910L
A classic boy-and-his-dog book. This book is a great blend of realistic outdoor adventure and the special bond between a boy and his dog. Big Red is a believable adventure tale. Danny and his father, Ross, display a balance of appreciation for the natural environment coupled with the skills of woodsmen leading a hardscrabble life in the Wintapi forest. Life in the Wintapi hasn’t changed much for the independent families who make their living in the back country; hunting, trapping, and gathering have created a resourceful and straightforward people.
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