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It's a Dog's Life

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Product Details

  • Turtleback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Demco Media (December 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606013946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606013949
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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"the best family entertainment in years" -USA Today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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John R. Erickson is a former cowboy and theologian who began publishing short stories while working full-time on ranches in Texas and Oklahoma.  His experiences there became the inspiration for the Hank series.  He still lives and works on his ranch in West Texas. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
Hank The Cowdog it's a dogs life is a funny book. Drover
tells Hank it's the end of the world
but when Hank gets the calendar he finds
out that it's not the end of the world
it's really the end of the clearance sale
so he was tricked by a cat. I give
Hank the Cowdog five stars

Hank The Cowdog it's a dogs life is a funny book. Drover
tells Hank it's the end of the world
but when Hank gets the calendar he finds
out that it's not the end of the world
it's really the end of the clearance sale
so he was tricked by a cat. I give
Hank the Cowdog five stars
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By A Customer on Oct. 17 2000
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting experience about how Hank (head of ranch security) leaves and goes to the town to visit his sister Maggie. She tricks him into eating an ivory bar of soap. Then he gets caught by the dog pound and they think he has hydrophobia. However, Hank manages to break out.
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By A Customer on Oct. 10 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the halarios story when Hank goes uptown to visit his siter Maggie. whiel teaching Maggie's pups,Spot Roscoe Barbra and April who to be a cowdog he ends up in the pound!!he also has interesting adventures such as" the ivory dog bar".
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa46a9228) out of 5 stars 31 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4709fa8) out of 5 stars Hank the cowdog is a great book Feb. 12 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Hank The Cowdog it's a dogs life is a funny book. Drover
tells Hank it's the end of the world
but when Hank gets the calendar he finds
out that it's not the end of the world
it's really the end of the clearance sale
so he was tricked by a cat. I give
Hank the Cowdog five stars

Hank The Cowdog it's a dogs life is a funny book. Drover
tells Hank it's the end of the world
but when Hank gets the calendar he finds
out that it's not the end of the world
it's really the end of the clearance sale
so he was tricked by a cat. I give
Hank the Cowdog five stars
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa481f90c) out of 5 stars One of the best books Oct. 17 2000
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting experience about how Hank (head of ranch security) leaves and goes to the town to visit his sister Maggie. She tricks him into eating an ivory bar of soap. Then he gets caught by the dog pound and they think he has hydrophobia. However, Hank manages to break out.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4fbcdd4) out of 5 stars good book Oct. 10 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the halarios story when Hank goes uptown to visit his siter Maggie. whiel teaching Maggie's pups,Spot Roscoe Barbra and April who to be a cowdog he ends up in the pound!!he also has interesting adventures such as" the ivory dog bar".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa44da588) out of 5 stars The end of the world and rabies to boot...what more could happen to Hank? Jan. 26 2015
By D. Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Library Binding
Of all the Hank the Cowdog books, Hank is probably the busiest in this one. First he must contend with what Drover feels in the `End of the World.' Later in the book Hank pays a visit to his sister in town; a sister who hates ranch life and has not taught her children about such things. Of course `Uncle Hank' takes command and tries to fill in the holes in their education.

Hank is fed a delicious bar of soap by his sister, starts blowing bubbles and is arrested by the local dog catcher, thrown in the pound and awaits the fate of all dogs that have rabies. Alas, poor Hank.

But does Hank let all this get him down? No way. Through the sheer intelligence and strength bread into all blue ribbon superior cowdogs, Hank is able to put everything back in order and escape his dreaded fate.

To be honest, the conversation as to the end of the world between Hank and Drover are worth the time spent reading this wonderful work. I found myself laughing through this entire section. The "teaching of the pups' is an absolute riot.

This is a wonderful addition to a series which has now grown to over 60 books and is published in quite a number of different languages and has a world wide distribution. These books are excellent reading for all ages.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa481f738) out of 5 stars Cute little story, well written Oct. 26 2007
By Professor May - Published on Amazon.com
Format: School & Library Binding
Hank is a simple story, probably good for 8-12 year olds, but it is quite well done. The author does not glorify Hank. He shows his strengh and weaknesses in a well balanced way so that we see Hank's arrogance, stupidity, good-heartedness, "dog-heartedness," his judgement and misjudgements of the world, all coming together in a nice, sweet story.

I particularly like the humor in the book. A couple of examples:

1. Hank is mindful of his hygiene. He takes baths regularly in the septic tank.

2. When Hank goes exploring and needs a place to spend the night, he says,

"I started looking for a place to hole up. In my travels and research I've discovered that one of the best places to hole up for the night is in a hole, so I started hunting for a hole."


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