Irish Red

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For all his champion Irish setter blood, Mike was  a misfit. Danny Pickett and his father tried  everything to train him, but it was the pup himself who  finally proved that he was a champion.

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Overview

For all his champion Irish setter blood, Mike was  a misfit. Danny Pickett and his father tried  everything to train him, but it was the pup himself who  finally proved that he was a champion.

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"A  worthy sequel...a rousing story."  —Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553155464
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1984
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 471,562
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Muttonhead 1
2 Irish or English? 15
3 A New Job 33
4 Joe Williams 45
5 Budgegummon 60
6 Fugitive 76
7 Lost Dog 91
8 A Use for Mike 103
9 Hero Worshipper 116
10 Tower Head 135
11 White Prison 146
12 A Rebel's Heart 158
13 Trial by Hunting 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    I likes the story

    Back in late 2002 or early 2003, I read Kjelgaaard's Big Red out loud to our boys and we enjoyed it. Irish Red is a sequel. Danny Pickett and his father Ross live in a cabin on the Wintapi estate of Mr. Haggin to help him raise Irish setters for hunting and show. After Big Red was injured while killing the bear Old Majesty, Danny and Ross own him, but his mate Sheila and their four puppies still belong to Mr. Haggin. However, Haggin's nephew, John Price, has come to convince his uncle to raise English setters instead. Big Red's son Mike is the best hunter, but when Danny and his father try everything to train him, Mike seems to be a bone-headed, self-willed misfit and loses a birding contest to one of the English setters. While Haggin is away, Danny and Ross are supposed to work with Joe Williams, the new trainer for the English setters, but the two quit after a major disagreement on how to treat the dogs and move back into their old cabin off the Haggin estate. However, as winter draws near, Mike escapes the kennel and makes his way to the Picketts' place. While Danny and Mike are out trapping marten on Tower Head, Danny is hit by a falling tree during an early blizzard and is in danger of freezing to death. Will Mike have enough sense to do anything to help save him? And will the dog ever make a good hunter? The book is a heart-warming story that is characterized by perceptive writing and an interesting plot. It leaves the message that a person can do just about anything if he or she really tries hard enough. Those who like dog stories should relish it. The only warning is that Kjelgaard is not above using an occasional 'h---' or 'd---' word. Personally, I would prefer that authors not use such language at all, especially in books for children, but to be honest I have seen a lot worse in much of what passes for children's literature today. The story of Big Red's descendants continues in Outlaw Red.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    awesome!!!

    i think this book heart warming, it teaches you that anything or anyone can to something if they strive for it. once you start reading this you wont put it down! trust me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2007

    For dogs lovers!

    I love this book. It was such a heart warming story and since I love Irish Setters, I couldn't put the book down!! This book is full of creative writing and intriguing events. I highly suggest this book to any dog lover on the planet. Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2004

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    It was a heart worming story about the son of red and how everyone thougt he was werthless. so he go's though hard times.

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