Lion Hound

Our rating: ***½

When a huge mountain lion begins bringing danger to the ranchers and tourists, it’s up to Jake Kane and his young friend Johnny to catch him. With the aid of his pack of hounds, Jake sets out to bag this lion, but it’s not as easy as he thought it would be. The lion is crafty, and not prone to panic. Jake needs all the help he can get from his hounds, but even that might not be enough to succeed.

I must say, one of the plot twists is very unexpected, not to mention gloomy. In case you’re wondering, yes, even though the book is mainly about Jake and Johnny, a dog does figure prominently in it. Buck, a young hound, (one of Jake’s “Kane hounds”) plays a very important role.

One Response to “Lion Hound”

  1. I just happened to think of this book the other day and started looking for it on the internet. I think I read it for the first time in 4th grade. Since, I have probably read it 6 times. None since I left high school. It is an amazing book. Anyone who has a passion for hunting or the outdoors I think will carry the story a bit closer to them as they can relate a bit more. The writing is well done, and I will surely be purchasing a copy for myself, and perhaps to be loaned to my children someday…

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