Nop's Trials

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“Nop’s Trials held me in fascinated suspense to the last page. It is poignant, authentic, and beautiful. This story of a man’s dedication to his dog is as gripping as any thriller.”—James Herriot “An adult novel for animal lovers that does justice to both its human and canine characters . . . with crispness and authenticity.”—New York Times Book Review “The best dog book I’ve read since Jack London’s White Fang.” —San Diego Union “Destined to become a classic. . . . Anyone who loves dogs should make a beeline for this book.”—John Barkham It’s
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Overview

“Nop’s Trials held me in fascinated suspense to the last page. It is poignant, authentic, and beautiful. This story of a man’s dedication to his dog is as gripping as any thriller.”—James Herriot “An adult novel for animal lovers that does justice to both its human and canine characters . . . with crispness and authenticity.”—New York Times Book Review “The best dog book I’ve read since Jack London’s White Fang.” —San Diego Union “Destined to become a classic. . . . Anyone who loves dogs should make a beeline for this book.”—John Barkham It’s Christmas Day when we meet Lewis Burkholder, a West Virginia livestock farmer and sheepdog trainer, and his ­­talented young border collie, Nop. The usually happy holiday is shattered when Nop is stolen from his owner. Nop’s Trials is the story of Nop’s fate, the abuse and brutality he suffers, and his incredible resiliency. It’s a touching tale of a border collie’s undying desire to do his job and serve his master, and it explores the depth of love and devotion that a dog and a human can feel toward each other. This stirring novel of courage and love is a modern classic.
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“Nop’s Trials held me in fascinated suspense to the last page. It is poignant, authentic, and beautiful. This story of a man’s dedication to his dog is a gripping as any thriller.” –James Herriot“An adult novel for animal lovers that does justice to both its human and canine characters . . . with crispness and authenticity.” –The New York Times Book Review“The best dog book I’ve read since Jack London’s White Fang.” –Sand Diego Union“Destined to become a classic . . . Anyone who loves dogs should make a beeline for this book.” John Barkham
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Nop, the main character in McCaig's pleasurable out-of-print classic, is a sheepdog run competitively by his Virginian master in the kind of ``trials'' that test such a dog; when some unscrupulous rednecks steal him, other kinds of trials begin. Oct.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599211367
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 701,058
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Novelist Donald McCaig is the renowned author of Nop's Trials and Nop's Hope. He and his wife run a sheep farm in the mountains of Western Virginia.
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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    Heartwarming and a MUST for Border Collie Lovers

    Dog lovers and especially Border Collie lovers will warm to this story. I have re-read it 3 times over the years. For anyone who knows how much these dogs bond to their owners, this story will make you cry, laugh and cheer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2003

    Soldier Finds Home In Book....

    I was stationed far away from home when this book was sent to me, but I loved it!! I have a border collie and it made me miss him even more while reading this book! Not just a story, you get into Nop's mind too, and some of the things he thinks are heartbreaking, especially coming from man's 'best friend'. I loved it! A must read for any Border Collie owner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    no other like it

    McCaig is a wonderful writer who takes you into the mind and heart of both man and dog. Many times while reading Nop's trials I had to go and give my dogs a hug and thank them for their friendship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    The best

    The best book on Birder Collies ever!!!!!!

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