PEKAN THE SHADOW is a wildlife story laid in the Rocky Mountains of the West. It is the story of a boy who believes that any wild creature, even a killer like the fisher, is entitled to live his life in the only way he knows, by hunting.
How to keep his friend the fisher from raiding his father's trapline poses a problem for young fourteen-year-old Terry Carter. For Pekan regards the trap baits of fresh meat as a good source of food in the deep winters when all wildlife battles for survival. He not only springs empty traps and eats the bait, but will devour any trapped animal he finds as well. Pekan survives both the deadly set gun and the snares with which Long Joe attempts to rid himself of his unwelcome trapline guest, and what Pekan learns provides Terry with a way of protecting his father's traps. Eventually a bond of friendship forms between Terry and Sheba, the pet cougar that he raised from a kitten, and Pekan the Shadow.
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Rutherford G. Montgomery is one of the most widely read and best-loved nature writers in America. He wrote well over a hundred books. Many of his titles, such as CARCAJOU, YELLOW EYES, GRAY WOLF, MIDNIGHT, KILDEE HOUSE, and his GOLDEN STALLION Series are now regarded as classics. His first Caxton book was CARCAJOU, a Junior Literary Guild selection published in 1936.
Many of Montgomery's stories have been made into movie and TV shows by Walt Disney Productions.
Mr. Montgomery spent his boyhood on ranches in North Dakota and Montana. At college he studied law, history, and English; and when the first World War broke out he enlisted as a machine gunner in the United States Army Air Corps and spent a year and a half in the service.
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Book Description Caxton Press, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This is an unused book from the warehouse of a former new-book distributor. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000091257
Book Description Caxton Press, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0870044060
Book Description Caxton Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0870044060