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Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California

Short Stories & Poems

by Ransom Wilcox


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(Short stories, survival) "Simple language and homespun charm. ... A bit of everything: adventure, melancholy, joy ... common sense and pathos." – Barbara Monjica. Ransom "Doc" Wilcox's adventures began in Taber, Alberta, Canada in 1907, but he was soon whisked to the back country of Northern California where his family farmed, tended livestock, and sometimes got by via hunting and fishing. Once, when the hunter became the prey—of a charging wild boar—Wilcox stuck a pole he was carrying into the ground and climbed up! Wilcox's love of animals, music, and the great outdoors is evident in his nature-themed stories (for ages 9 and up. See Wilcox's International Award winning western thriller: To Swallow the Earth). They convey courage, devotion, and perseverance with warmth and sincerity. 42-page, tween story book (and ebook) about animals, diverse characters, some images, approx. 8,000 words, edited by Karl Beckstrand (Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story), available via Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series] worldwide rights Sept. 2013) Premiobooks, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Poetry, Follett. NAT001000, NAT016000, BIO023000, PET004000, Library of Congress catalog number: 2013913405, ISBN: 978-0615856162

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Ransom Wilcox (Author)

Ransom Adrian “Doc” Wilcox was born in Taber, Alberta, Canada, in 1907 to David Adrian and Agnes Southworth Wilcox. He was the sixth of seven children. Because Rance was sickly, the family moved to the warmer climate of California. The family was ...

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