Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard, Scholastic paperback printing, T83, 1962, 204 pages. Cover illustration by Farrell Collett.
DESCRIPTION: “Danny’s Big Red. He is the dog Danny always dreamed of owning. But first he must teach the great Irish setter the ways of the woods. Together they roam the wilderness, meeting nature on her own hard terms. When the outlaw bear injures Danny’s father, the boy and his dog must hunt him down.” (from the back cover)