[Ebook] High Pasture By Ruth Peabody Harnden – Terrapin-info.co.uk



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  1. says:

    Thirteen year old Tim McCord lives some two thousand miles back east with his father Matthew, a veterinarian, and his mother who is very sick The severity of his mother s illness has resulted in Tim s being sent to spend the summer on the Colorado ranch of his father s Aunt Kate Soon after his arrival, he visits the high pasture where he sees what he first thinks is a wolf but decides is a German shepherd dog Aunt Kate believes that it is the ghost dog which was left behind by a hiker who Thirteen year old Tim McCord lives some two thousand miles back east with his father Matthew, a veterinarian, and his mother who is very sick The severity of his mother s illness has resulted in Tim s being sent to spend the summer on the Colorado ranch of his father s Aunt Kate Soon after his arrival, he visits the high pasture where he sees what he first thinks is a wolf but decides is a German shepherd dog Aunt Kate believes that it is the ghost dog which was left behind by a hiker who was killed in an avalanche around four years ago In his loneliness, Tim, who has always wanted a dog, strives to make this one his own He calls it Lobo, later learning that its real name was Hobo During the summer, Tim makes friends with Danny and Judy, young people about his age who live on a neighboring ranch, and gets to ride with them in a rodeo parade However, all during this time, he is concerned, even worried, about his mother She began writing him every week, but all of a sudden she stops Then Tim himself is seriously hurt while riding in the high pasture when he is thrown by a horse Has anything happened to his mother How will Tim s injuries turn out And will he ever get Lobo to come down out of the high pasture This book is reminiscent of the golden age of children s literature when plots that contained a lot of excitement or adventure were used as the basis for stories that taught important lessons and illustrated good character traits There are a few issues that some parents might care about and want to watch out for A lot of euphemisms danged, gee, darn it, heck, gosh, tarnation, etc are found A reference to dancing occurs And several of the adult characters, including Danny and Judy s dad Shep, Kate s hired man Buck, the doctor who comes to see Tim, and even Tim s own father, smoke cigarettes, with specific descriptions such as Shep dropped the cigarette he d lighted and ground it into the ground, and Buck was rolling one of his home made cigarettes, and Dr Cole straightened and got out a cigarette and blew a smoke ring, and Tim s dad scrubbed out his cigarette in the ash tray, and lit another cigarette Once one blows all the smoke away and gets some fresh air, there is a decent tale that exemplifies how a family should handle a crisis situation Those who enjoy stories about a boy and his love for a dog will like this book


  2. says:

    A story of a boy who has to learn some life lessons earlier than most kids He learns about life and death and friendship Enjoyable read.


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High Pasture Thirteen Year Old Tim McCord Lives Some Two Thousand Miles Back East With His Father Matthew, A Veterinarian, And His Mother Who Is Very Sick The Severity Of His Mother S Illness Has Resulted In Tim S Being Sent To Spend The Summer On The Colorado Ranch Of His Father S Aunt Kate Soon After His Arrival, He Visits The High Pasture Where He Sees What He First Thinks Is A Wolf But Decides Is A German Shepherd Dog Aunt Kate Believes That It Is The Ghost Dog Which Was Left Behind By A Hiker Who Was Killed In An Avalanche Around Four Years Ago In His Loneliness, Tim, Who Has Always Wanted A Dog, Strives To Make This One His Own He Calls It Lobo, Later Learning That Its Real Name Was Hobo During The Summer, Tim Makes Friends With Danny And Judy, Young People About His Age Who Live On A Neighboring Ranch, And Gets To Ride With Them In A Rodeo Parade However, All During This Time, He Is Concerned, Even Worried, About His Mother She Began Writing Him Every Week, But All Of A Sudden She Stops Then Tim Himself Is Seriously Hurt While Riding In The High Pasture When He Is Thrown By A Horse Has Anything Happened To His Mother How Will Tim S Injuries Turn Out And Will He Ever Get Lobo To Come Down Out Of The High Pasture This Book Is Reminiscent Of The Golden Age Of Children S Literature When Plots That Contained A Lot Of Excitement Or Adventure Were Used As The Basis For Stories That Taught Important Lessons And Illustrated Good Character Traits