The Runt. Mike was Big Red's son, but he hardly looked or acted like the son of a champion. He was a runt, a misfit, and a general all-around muttonhead. Always wanting his own way, he never gave an inch to anyone or anything that might stand in his way. He would be worthless unless he developed some brains and showed some willingness to cooperate.
Then Danny and Mike were caught in a snowstorm on Tower Head and tracked by a puma. And Mike proved his courage and loyalty in a test that would bind him firmly to Danny for the rest of his life.
"This is a worthy sequel to Big Red ... a rousing good story. Mr. Kjelgaard interprets the out-of-doors and the relationship between man and animals with understanding and mastery."--Library Journal.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Middle-School Animal Stories shelf.)