The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado (Hank the Cowdog Series #25)

The Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado (Hank the Cowdog Series #25)

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by John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes
     
 

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Hank and Drover must deal with all sorts of strange phenomena. They must deal with an attack of the terrible Charlie Monsters and a polka-dot midget. Then they must gather every ounce of courage they have to save the ranch from the Swirling Killer Tornado.

Drover makes his singing debut with "Never Ever Bark at a Funnel-Shaped Cloud." and Hank, Drover, Wallace

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Hank and Drover must deal with all sorts of strange phenomena. They must deal with an attack of the terrible Charlie Monsters and a polka-dot midget. Then they must gather every ounce of courage they have to save the ranch from the Swirling Killer Tornado.

Drover makes his singing debut with "Never Ever Bark at a Funnel-Shaped Cloud." and Hank, Drover, Wallace and Junior sing a four-part round while riding a bucking tornado!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-5Hank the cowdog and his pal Drover are surprised by a terrible storm while they sleep. Mistaking it for an alien invasion, they finagle their way into the ranch owners' house. When a tornado is predicted, the family takes shelter in the cellar. The two canines find themselves lifted into the center of the tornado, along with cows, buzzards, etc., and gently deposited into the branches of a tree. This thinly plotted story starts out incoherently and, although it gets better, it is a case of too little too late. The author attempts to use language creatively, but ultimately fails. The descriptions of the confusion caused by the thunder and lightning are ineffective, partly because Hank and Drover speak and act more like war veterans going through a flashback than domestic animals in the throes of a storm. Their conversations, and also those among the other animals in the tornado's funnel cloud, are silly and unbelievable, as are the characterizations.Carrie A. Guarria, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670884322
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Hank the Cowdog Series, #25
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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