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    sameyer's post about his new Setter pup triggered a memory about a series of dog stories that I loved as a kid by Jim Kjelgaard. Big Red, Irish Red, and Outlaw Red were about Irish Setters, and Stormy about a Black Lab but all were wonderful stories about misfit adolescent boys and misfit dogs that somehow fit well together. Loyalty, love, honor, and woodsmanship all played a central role in the story...and there was a fair amount of bird hunting too.

    I still have my old copy of Stormy. If any of you gents have a kid inyour life you likes to read and the outdoors I highly recommend Mr. Kjelgaard's works. He wrote numerous dog stories but those are the four I read.

    I was a member of the Scholastic Book Club in grade school where kids could buy paperbacks cheap and they'd get delivered at a school. I don't know if that program still exists but I sure got a ton of books out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    sameyer's post about his new Setter pup triggered a memory about a series of dog stories that I loved as a kid by Jim Kjelgaard. Big Red, Irish Red, and Outlaw Red were about Irish Setters, and Stormy about a Black Lab but all were wonderful stories about misfit adolescent boys and misfit dogs that somehow fit well together. Loyalty, love, honor, and woodsmanship all played a central role in the story...and there was a fair amount of bird hunting too.


    I still have my old copy of Stormy. If any of you gents have a kid inyour life you likes to read and the outdoors I highly recommend Mr. Kjelgaard's works. He wrote numerous dog stories but those are the four I read.

    I was a member of the Scholastic Book Club in grade school where kids could buy paperbacks cheap and they'd get delivered at a school. I don't know if that program still exists but I sure got a ton of books out of it.
    I too read those books as a kid and loved them. I almost went with Irish setters because of those books and would still love to have one, there are just so few really good hunting lines in them anymore.

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    I read Kjelgaard's books too when I was young. He had a really great perspective on lift. It may be one of the reasons I get that feeling when the weather turns cool and there just a hint of winter in the air and the hills call my name.
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