The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog (Hank the Cowdog Series #2)

The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog (Hank the Cowdog Series #2)


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The second book in the series opens with Hank defending the ranch against the attack of a silver monster bird. Later, suffering from the dreaded eye-crosserosis, Hank visits the cave of a witchy little owl named Madame Moonshine. He also tries to win the heart of Beulah, the collie of his dreams, and to squelch his rival, Plato the bird dog.

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ISBN-13: 9781591881025
Publisher: Maverick Books TX
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Series: Hank the Cowdog Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 53,440
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John R. Erickson, a former cowboy, has written numerous books for both children and adults and is best known for his Hank the Cowdog series. He lives and works on his ranch in Perrytown, Texas, with his family.

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Surprised, Or You Might Even Say, Shocked (From Hank the Cowdog #2: The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog) Hank is stricken with Eye-Crosserosis. To make matters worse Beulah, the collie of his dreams shows up on the ranch with Plato (at least, Hank thinks it's Plato). Although he can't see very well, Hank approaches the visiting dogs with the idea of winning his lady love and dusting Plato's spots once and for all. Plato pushed Beulah aside and leaned over the edge of the pickup. That kind of surprised me. I didn't think he'd take it that far. Anyway, he leaned out and growled again. Drover was hopping up and down, and he whispered in my ear.

"Hank, I don't think that's Plato."


"Is Plato a...doberman pinscher?"

"A doberman pinscher!"

It was all clear now. I'd made an error. I looked over at Beulah.

"Who is this imposter?"

"His name is Rufus, and he just moved to our ranch, and be careful, Hank, because he's very mean."

"What happened to Plato?"

"He's back at the ranch. He's afraid to come out of the post pile because Rufus..."

Rufus took over from there.

"Because I whip him on sight. It's my ranch now, and I don't like bird dogs. And I don't like cowdogs. You got anything to say about that?"

I gave it some thought. Those teeth were awful big and awful sharp.

"I figger there's room in this world for differences of opinion. It just happens that I don't care for doberman pinschers, so I guess we're about even."

"I always heard that cowdogs had a yellow streak."

I bristled at that, and it must have worried Beulah.

"Hank, don't let him get you into a fight. That's what he wants."

She had a point there.

"All right, Beulah, for you, I'll let it go. Come on, Drover, we've got work to do."

Drover took off like a little rocket, heading for the feed barn. I walked away at a dignified pace. I'd gone maybe twenty steps when I heard Rufus snarl.

"You got a big mouth, Beulah. When I want your opinion, I'll ask for it."

"My opinion is that you're a brute, and I wish you'd never come to the ranch."

"Well, you better get used to it, honey, because I'm the main man in your life now. Here, gimme a little kiss, just to let me know that you really care."

I stopped.

"Keep your paws off me, you you you animal!"

"Come on, honey, just a little one."

Bam! She slapped him.

"You shouldn't have done that, Beulah."

Rufus bristled up and started toward her, showing all of his teeth.

I headed for the pickup.

"I just changed my mind, Rufus. I don't think I like your attitude, so why don't you climb down here and I'll give you a kiss you won't forget."

"Hank, don't do it!" Beulah called. "Run away, don't try to be a hero."

I took a deep breath and looked at my lady.

"It ain't a matter of trying, Beulah. To some of us it just comes natural."

Can Hank talk his way out of this one, or does he fight? Will he get whipped, or can he teach Rufus some manners the hard way? Will the lovely Beulah love Hank at last? Find out in Hank the Cowdog #2:The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog ((Copyright John R. Erickson)

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The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog (Hank the Cowdog Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful book to share with your children. I shared this adoreable book a number years ago with my son & daugther, whom are ages 28 & 32 now. They loved it so much they've shared it with their own children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about Hank getting kicked out of his farm. He tries to get back. He gets in a fight with a dog and the dog wins. Hank became friends with an owl. Hank has to solve a riddle for the owl to get rid of the snake.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book does not follow quite as predictable a storyline as the first one, and takes a little longer to get into the action. However, for some reason, I found this aspect of it to be enjoyable. It does a very good job building up the character of Hank and showing his perspective of life as a dog and how even the simplest things can become the biggest annoyance. Erickson also tries some further stylistic jokes in this book, such as including a chapter that Hank didn't really want to write and urges readers to cut out when they're done reading--very funny, but you might want to watch this book in the hands of young kids!
clong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This second book builds on the strengths of the first, offering adventure and plenty of laughs (my kids are still giggling about the identity of the dreaded ¿silver monster bird¿). Indeed, it¿s easy to see why this series is so popular. The Hank the Cowdog books offer just enough grime and naughtiness to keep the boys interested and amused, while ultimately reassuring us that the world is a gentle place in which the good guys will generally do just fine (and the cat will get his comeuppance). I expect we¿ll be moseying along to book three soon.
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The only thing from the Apprentices' Den to the Warriors' Den is that the bush is smaller, with less nests that also shrink in size .(Read description for the Warriors' Den) <p> (SandClan's Apprentices' Den) <br> -Thistlestar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love hank the cow dog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sound so good! I have been hooked on these books since i read the first one! Im 12
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From the reveaw it is a good book.
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It was so #$@% awsome! I can't *&%@#$ wait any longer for the next book!
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It was cool
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I cant wait to read it i hope it is going to be good so i can get interested lm 10
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I dont think you wrote the book
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