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Cynthia Frazier


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Valerie Hobbs, Border Collie, Dogs, Fiction, Sheep, Wolves, Rabies, Adventure, Companionship

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Book Review


He is now called Jack, after having other names, adventures, and roles in the book Sheep. Four years later, Jack is back doing what a Border Collie was born to do. Jack and his human Luke have found a good home on the sheep ranch with people who care about them. Jack senses an unfamiliar odor on the farm, and then two of his flock are killed on his watch. The Wolf has come to California in search of a new home and a mate. A fierce confrontation with another animal leaves him with a wound that won’t heal and a sickness that he fears will take his life. When he arrives in the forest near Jack's sheep ranch, he finds a supply of easy prey. He is a large, terrifying predator, who though weakened, is still very swift and strong. Jack has to use all of the things he has learned throughout his experiences in life to protect his family from the vicious Wolf. To understand all of Jack’s abilities, it might be helpful to read the first book in the series, Sheep.