Alfred Ollivant's Bob, son of Battle : the last gray dog of Kenmuir

by Davis, Lydia, 1947-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Fiction J FIC Davi
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J FIC Davi
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j DAVIS Lydia
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j DAVIS Lydia
Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle is a classic tale from the borderlands between Scotland and England that has delighted generations of boys and girls. This rousing and moving tale of dogs and fathers and sons focuses on the rivalry between two sheepdogs and their masters and a boy who is caught in the middle. We see the legendary local competitions to determine the next champion sheepdog; we investigate the mystery of the dog who has gone rogue and is killing local sheep by night; we experience the life of the villages and enter a vividly evoked, sparsely populated landscape of moors, lakes, and streams. Above all, however, this is a moving human story about a difficult, embittered man, his troubled relationship with his son, and the love of his dog.

As a girl, Lydia Davis, one of America's finest contemporary writers and translators, loved Bob, Son of Battle . In this new version, she has rendered the now obscure dialects in which the characters speak in clear modern English, allowing new generations of children to appreciate a masterpiece of children's literature once more.
Additional Information
Series New York Review children's collection.
Subjects Farm life -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Sheep dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :New York Review of Books,2014
Other Titles Bob, son of Battle.
Bob, son of Battle
Contributors Ollivant, Alfred, 1874-1927. Bob, son of Battle.
Kirmse, Marguerite, 1885-1954, illustrator.
Language English
Description 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781590177297 (hardback) :
1590177290 (hardback)
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