CURLY AND THE WILD BOAR by Fred Gipson

CURLY AND THE WILD BOAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This posthumous barrel-scraper from the author of Old Yeller has motherless Curly, twelve, taking off in a fit of temper after a wild boar that has trampled his watermelon patch. Before it's over, Curly's two dogs are wounded by the boar and Curly is trapped under a horse with a wormy pig tied up by his side and the boar wrestling with a wildcat nearby. Curly is saved by his older brother and his fat, no-account, but loving father Catfish--but, as the boar has come to the little pig's rescue just as the dogs came to Curly's earlier, the boy no longer has it in for the old hog. Garden-variety action, hoked up with a frontier accent and some man-and-boy sentimentality.
Pub Date: March 1st, 1979
ISBN: 0060220155
Page count: 88pp
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1979




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