THE RETURN OF MOJAVE JOE by Dustin C. Scott

THE RETURN OF MOJAVE JOE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This sequel to Mojave Joe brings the wise coyote back to his southern California hills, after his escape from the Ohio zoo and his cross-country return with his mate, Fleetfoot, found in Indiana. Vigilance over the friendly Brant ranch and a sneaky trapper hunting for the zoo, fighting other coyotes for food and the destruction of a rattlesnake nest are events in the coyotes' summer which ends with the Brants' discovery of gold bars in Mojave Joe's lair and Fleetfoot's instinctive return her own home. Although Joe behaves in an almost human way towards the people he helps -- and hinders -- there is a marked coyoteness about him that makes this good natural history literature.

Publisher: Knopf