In February of 1978, a six-year-old child from Virginia named Kelly Martin disappeared during a terrible winter storm near Jay Peak, Vermont. Frozen Moon recounts the heroic efforts of many people who tried to find and save Kelly Martin. Each step of the operation is fraught with extreme difficulties and perils. At first nothing goes right as the storm intensifies, and initial efforts to find the child end in failure. Just getting to the rescue site becomes an extraordinarily dangerous undertaking. Sam Hanson, the Orleans County sheriff in charge, is about to cut his losses and shut down the entire operation, when things begin to change. Joshua Paul Travis, a special volunteer called in from Lincoln County, Wisconsin, and his two extraordinary dogs, Jenny and Buck, miraculously make it to the site. Hanson decides to wait until this experienced search-and-rescue worker tells him that his dogs can't find a trail or that the weather is too rough or that, simply, there is no hope. Frozen Moon details this entire search-and-rescue ordeal, from its impossible start to its unimaginable ending. This story is filled with action and surprises. It is laced with romance, mythology, mysticism, joy, and pain. Frozen Moon involves the reader deeply with the fate of its characters. It is replete with intense drama, emotion, and conflict. Above all, this is an incredible accounting of sacrifice, loss and redemption. D.M. Greenwald has crafted an exciting novel that appeals to a wide audience. From animal lovers, who are mesmerized by classic dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows, to mature adults, who enjoy suspenseful outdoors/adventure novels, readers will not soon forget this amazing story.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
D.M. Greenwald has been a professional dog trainer for many years. He lives in western Michigan where he hikes, rides horses and motorcycles, and plays with as many dogs as he can find.
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FROZEN MOON: A Jenny-Dog and the Son of Light Novel based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I thought that Frozen Moon by D. M. Greenwald was an excellent novel which riveted me from beginning to end in its lead, “It was the worst damn winter storm the sheriff had seen, probably the worst damn storm in 50, maybe 100 years,” and its vivid descriptions of difficulties and perils confronting the search-and-rescue-team including Joshua Travis and his dogs. In fact, I felt as if I were one of the guests at Jay Peak Ski Lodge. Furthermore, I believe that the author heightened the suspense by intentionally focusing more on the emotional reactions through description and dialogue and leaving the physical appearance of Kelly Martin and her parents more to the reader’s imagination. Naturally, I could identify with her, because she reminded me of myself as an insatiably curious little soul at her age as she peppered Joshua with questions about himself, his family, his travels, and his dogs while he told her stories to amuse and comfort her during the storm. Most of all, I found the author’s dog-training techniques deftly woven into Joshua Travis’ characterization very interesting, such as giving a dog a chance to meet people in different situations and training a dog to search for people by hiding them in various places to throw off its trail, and then rewarding it with treats when it picks up their scents. I was also amazed to discover that a dog’s sense of smell surpasses that of humans and detects whether a person is scared or vile. In summary, Frozen Moon is a heart-warming and suspenseful novel I would recommend to many readers.
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. And now cannot wait to read the next one. It's a must for this holiday gift giving seaso
This book was fascinating and I couldn't put it down. What I liked best about this book is that it keeps you guessing on what is going to happen and at the same time provides lots of details on survival in a difficult situation. Five stars!