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Tale of muscrat trappers, highly entertaining tale of intrigue and mystery in the swamp....

Title : Swamp Cat
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ISBN : 2940012265166
Format Type : Nook
Number of Pages : 316 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Swamp Cat Reviews

  • Debbie Zapata
    2019-04-01 02:12

    I remember Kjelgaard for his books about Irish Setters (Big Red, etc) and teenage boys learning be men. This 1957 book is about a cat named Frosty, a young man who lives in a swamp, a bunch of wild critters, hillmen, townsmen, and muskrats. Sounds weird, but it works. Frosty is just a kitten when we meet him, and he is about to be taken out to the swamp and left there. That is because the despicable Luke from the hills has a money making scheme: he gets paid to take unwanted puppies and kittens away from the people who live in town. No one ever stops to think what he might be doing with all those little pets, and the truth is he just leaves them to their fate. What does he care, once he has the money?!But what he doesn't know is that Frosty is not your every day run of the mill cat. No, Frosty's mama may have been a pampered house kitty, but his daddy was the biggest, meanest wildest tom cat around. And Frosty was the perfect blend of the two. He was bigger and smarter and tougher than his two siblings. So he survived after Luke dumped them. And while Frosty learns about the thrills that come with living in a swamp, we get to have a peek into that unusual environment too.When Andy meets Frosty (dramatic first encounters are always memorable!) a new and surprisingly loving partnership is born. Andy has a dream to turn his swampland into a muskrat farm. He buys and releases dozens of pairs of muskrat, then proceeds to protect them as best he can from the predators in the swamp, including that horrid Luke. Will he have to revive an old hill-family feud to keep that man away from his property?How does Frosty help out? He always seems to be the cat on the spot, especially when Mr. Luke is around. Frosty has never forgotten him. And Frosty wants his revenge. Does he get it? Will the muskrats survive and thrive the way they do on paper when Andy dreams of the future? Another unique Kjelgaard look at a part of the natural world that is probably long gone by now.

  • Vern
    2019-04-19 07:03

    Jim Kjelgaard (long deceased) wrote books for younger readers. He was my very first "favorite author" when I was about 12. He wrote mostly about dogs, primarily Irish Setters, and I read every single one. I have been re-reading his books over the last couple years simply for the sake of nostalgia. Swamp Cat is a book I had not read before. It is a story of a town cat that ends up in the deep swamps, becomes wild, and befriends a young trapper. Fun read, fast read, and actually well written. Not for everyone I suppose, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Logan
    2019-04-19 04:12

    Great adventure story following a cat and a young man trying to make a living raising muskrats in a swamp while an insidious poacher tries to trap them himself. Nothing particularly special but enjoyable for this genre.

  • Norm S
    2019-04-05 09:32

    I read Jim Kjelgarrd books back in the 1960's while in jr. high. Loved his animal books. This one eluded me apparently the school library didn't have this one. So when I found it on kindle I gladly bought and downloaded it. When I started it and found that the swamp cat wasn't a Cougar, Bob Cat or lynx but a regular house cat I figured I'd probably be disappointed with this one. But gladly I was wrong, Frosty was quite a cat. It was a very good book the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 the ending didn't quite finish the story at least not the way I thought it should. You'll have to judge for yourself.

    2019-04-04 08:08

    Wonderful story by a great writerThe friendship between a feral cat and the last remaining member of an old backcountry family who owns mostly swamp. He decides to try stocking it with muskrats but last remaining member of one of their oldest rival families, the man who left the kitten to die in a sack, decides to sabotage the venture by trapping them all before enough have bred.

  • angela watts
    2019-04-08 02:26

    I love his stories. I fell in love with frosty. I would have liked to know what happened at the end. I would gladly recommend this to any young person who enjoys animal stories and like myself believe animals are more human than anyone will admit I have always loved his stories. I fell in love with frosty. I would have really liked to know what happened to Luke!! I would recommend this to anyone who like me believe animals are more human than we know

  • Linda
    2019-04-11 07:28

    I have only two quibbles about this delightful book: 1, It wasn't long enough, and 2, It wasn't the first in a series. I would have loved to read more about Frosty, the cat, and his human partner, Andy Gates. Luke Trull, the bad guy, gets exactly what he deserved.

  • Jim Pozenel
    2019-04-04 05:08

    "Liked it"I was surprised how much I really enjoyed this book. It is quite well written. I wish that I had known about this book when I was growing up.

  • Lockc
    2019-03-26 06:21

    It was a well written book with a developed plot. I wish that I had known about this author when I was a child.

  • Eveline Evans
    2019-03-28 02:24

    Another good book

  • Charles
    2019-03-26 10:26

    I like Kjelgaard's dog stories best, but this is a pretty good story about a domesticated cat that becomes a wild swamp runner.