Part wolf and fiercely independent, Jim Ugly is a dog who answers to only one person. Unfortunately, that man Sam Bannock has disappeared. Rumor has it that Sam is dead, but to his son, Jake, something about that doesn't sound quite right. So Jake and Jim Ugly embark on a wild journey into the frontier West, where they find themselves pursued by a pretty lady, a theater troupe, and one very ornery yellow-legged man. And they all want to know one thing: Where is Sam Bannock?
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.28(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.
Jos. A. Smith, illustrator of Hurry! by Jessie Haas, Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z by Nicholas Heller, and A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck, lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The title of the book I am reviewing is Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman. This book has a western theme and it focuses on a twelve year old boy named Jake and his dog Jim Ugly. Jake’s father is supposedly dead but Jake isn’t so sure of that, neither is Jim Ugly. Jake and his dog take off on a trail to try to and find Jakes father all while being pursued by some strange people. I think, at first, the book is a little slow and boring but when you get further along it really hooks you in it. Jim Ugly is a fun book to read and it keeps you wandering what will happen next. I recommend this book mainly to kids ages nine through eleven but, I think that older kids might enjoy this novel. I think, over all, Sid Fleischman wrote a well written novel.
Jim Ugly is the best book I have ever read. It thrills you with the constant setting change, chases, and puzzles. The part where he sees his dad is my favorite. The main characters are his dad, him, Jim Ugly Ms.Wilemina, and the Yankee man. They go from a small town of bull head to summers town to San Fransico. A man dressed in a Yankee uniform follows a small boy to try and get close to his dad who was acused of stealing diamonds from Ms. Wilemina who loves his dad. Ms. Wilemina was tricked to believe his dad stole them. The Yankee man catches him and his dad and forces them to show him where the diamonds are. His dad brought them back and showed them the chickens ate the diamonds where Ms. Wilemina and them escape. The End