This first-edition book is a truly thrilling boy-and-horse story with a good plot, well-sustained suspense- and fine characterization.
This first-edition book is a truly thrilling boy-and-horse story with a good plot, well-sustained suspense- and fine characterization. Glenn has been cowboy and rodeo contestant in his boyhood and early youth, and it is a wrench to leave the Alberta ranch which has been home to him when his foster-father’s cattle die of bloat. A town job in a bank seems the grim alternative. Then an ill and weary and outlaw roan, who has been allowed to be a fighter for rodeo shows, changes Glenn’s plans. He loves the horse, trains him, builds him back to health — and through this, finds himself a job as assistant to a crusty, fine veterinarian who had been sent to Alberta to improve cattle health conditions. How Glenn outwits the ranch owner who is trying to sabotage the program- and how, in the thrilling climax, he wins back his roan at the Madison Square Garden rodeo, combine in a fine story. Hardcover with 244 pages, published by The Junior Literary Guild, New York; illustrated by Pers Crowell. Good condition with the following notes: This is a retired library book with stamps on the title page and a check out pocket on the back inside cover; The binding is good but some of the pages have been taped due to rips and wear (looks like this book was check out a lot!); starting at page 216 a couple of the threads holding the pages have come undone; plastic over the dust cover is a bit clouded. C1949, first edition book
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