Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. OverDrive items can still be requested, and other digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

Red dog

by Wallace, Bill, 1947-2012.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J Fic Wall
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J Fic Wall
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J WAL
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
Call Number  P/J WAL
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J WAL
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
Call Number  P/J WAL
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J WA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J WA
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Fiction JF WALLACE Bill
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF WALLACE Bill
In the rugged Wyoming territory, the red pup is Adam's best friend.
Adam and his family live in a lonely cabin in the mountains, facing the dangers of the wilderness alone. One day, AdamĀ¹s stepfather announces that he must leave for a weeklong trip to Cheyenne. Adam is put in charge of the family. Everything goes smoothly until three cutthroat gold prospectors come crashing into the cabin and hold the family at gunpoint.
Late that night, Adam manages to escape. Unfortunately, the men let the red pup loose, and the one thing that dog does best is track Adam...Will the pup lead the men to Adam? And if he does, can Adam still save his family?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. Twelve-year-old Adam's only consolation in the lonely Wyoming Territory of the 1860s is his red-haired dog, Ruff. His mother has recently married a rugged mountain man named Sam and taken Adam and his sister away from their native Tennessee. When Sam leaves to file claim on their land, Adam, who has resented Sam, is determined to prove his ability to be in charge. Then some nasty gold speculators turn up, wanting the property for themselves; things get rough and Adam needs all his physical and mental resources to save his family. With the help of Ruff and, unexpectedly, a mountain lion, he succeeds. In doing so, Adam learns to accept his father's death and to accept Sam for what he is a kind, good-hearted man. Action-packed scenes, especially in the final half of the book, are remindful of television episodes with almost as much violence. But the story also realistically displays life on the western frontier and portrays a likable, well-rounded protagonist who has the kind of true grit that would make John Wayne proud. BE. Courage Fiction / Dogs Fiction / Frontier and pioneer life Fiction / Wyoming Fiction [CIP] 86-46202"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Courage -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Courage -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Aladdin Paperbacks,2002
Edition 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
Language English
Description 185 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780689853944 (pbk.)
0689853947 (pbk.)
Other Classic View