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Book Title: The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve|
Date of issue: August 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780141303895
The author of the book: John R. Erickson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.67 MB
Read full description of the books The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve: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 being as intelligent as Hank, should misidentify Slim’s old red pickup.
See, the real story is that Slim has a day off and out of the goodness of his heart offers (is coerced into) taking Hank, Drover, and Little Alfred with him into town. Little Alfred wants to see the Christmas parade, and Hank and Drover welcome any chance to escape from the ranch and enjoy well deserved reprieves from their intense labors. So, with Slim muttering non-complimentary words under his breath, the four of them set off for town.
But they’re about to get company. That’s right, company – in their pickup truck. Somehow, someway, Wallace the buzzard manages to crash into Slim’s front windshield, wiping out the glass, the kids, and himself. How can Hank and Little Alfred convince Slim that it’s their Christmas duty to take care of old Wallace? And will Wallace ever recover from his brain-blowing accident?
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Read information about the authorJohn R. Erickson, a former cowboy and ranch manager, is gifted with a storyteller's knack for spinning a yarn. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books and tapes is in school libraries across the country, has sold more than 7.6 million copies, is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and is the winner of the 1993 Audie for Outstanding Children's Series from the Audio Publisher's Association. Publishers Weekly calls Hank a "grassroots publishing phenomena," and USA Today says this is "the best family entertainment in years."
Hank the Cowdog made his debut in the pages of The Cattleman, a magazine for adults, and when Erickson started getting "Dear Hank" letters, he knew he was onto something. So in 1983, he self-published 2,000 copies of The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, and they sold out in 6 weeks.
When teachers began inviting Erickson to their schools, Hank found his most eager fans. Teachers, librarians, and students alike love Hank. According to some Texas Library Association surveys, the Hank the Cowdog books are the most popular selections in many libraries' children's sections. The lively characters make excellent material for reading and writing lessons, and turn even the most reluctant readers into avid Hank-fans.
Erickson was born in Midland, Texas, but by the age of 3, he had moved with his family to Perryton, Texas, where he and his wife live today on their working cattle ranch. They have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. His advice to young writers is, "Write about something you know. Try to leave your readers better off than they were before."
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