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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog | [John R. Erickson]

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect.
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Publisher's Summary

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch?

Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.

Hot dog: Don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.

©1983 John R. Erickson; (P)1983 John R. Erickson

What the Critics Say

"Hank and his tales are hilarious....John R. Erickson's expressive, versatile, and energetic performance brings his own creation to life perfectly. Music and sound effects throughout complement this delightful tale, which will have listeners howling at Hank, the coyotes, and maybe the moon." (AudioFile)

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    Sandra JULESBURG, CO, United States 04-30-14
    Sandra JULESBURG, CO, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2003

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Another Perennial Favorite"

    Hank is falsely accused of the ultimate crime for a ranch dog -- chicken killing! Hank's adventures will intrigue pre-teens and entertain them even on a long trip across the wilds of Wyoming.

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    Jane Harrisburg, IL, United States 08-15-13
    Jane Harrisburg, IL, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorite read aloud books for kids."
    Would you listen to The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog again? Why?

    Absolutely! The pace and story line moves right along. The students are always disappointed when I stop reading and beg me to keep reading. That's why I got the Audible version, I was losing my voice I read so much. Also, the author reading it and the background music made it, well, Wow!


    What does John R. Erickson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He reads it the way he meant it to sound. It was fun to hear what he emphasized vs. my reading of it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, at the end when Hank chose to save Drover and the ranch.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book every year to my 4th grade class. It is one of the funniest, most humorous books I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GINA GREENSBORO, NC, United States 02-25-13
    GINA GREENSBORO, NC, United States 02-25-13
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    "SOLID PERFORMANCE"
    What did you like best about The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog? What did you like least?

    HANK WAS SO CONFIDENT ABOUT HIS ABILITIES THAT IT WAS COMICAL. THE MUSIC PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND


    What other book might you compare The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog to and why?

    A SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY


    Did John R. Erickson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    YES


    Could you see The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    YES, A GREAT CARTOON


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    Deborah United States 08-26-10
    Deborah United States 08-26-10
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    "Background music makes it awful."

    I was looking for something light to listen to at work and thought Hank would be perfect. After reading most of the books to my kids years ago I knew the stories were entertaining and not too involved. For some reason background music was added behind the narrator's voice making this audio book unbearable. I could only listen for about 5 minutes before turning off my ipod. As a mother of four I can honestly say that I don't think kids would even be able to take the background music for very long.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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