Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle

☆ Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle Á Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis - Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the ru ☆ Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle Á Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis - Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the ru

  • Title: Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle
  • Author: Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis
  • ISBN: 9781322022062
  • Page: 365
  • Format: ebook
Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle

☆ Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle Á Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis, Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle, Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the rugged mountains of England s North Country that young though he is he is already known as Owd Bob In a recent contest Bob has proved himself a matchless sheepdog ☆ Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle Á Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis - Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the ru

  • ☆ Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle Á Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis
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Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle

About “Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis

  • Alfred Ollivant Lydia Davis

    Alfred Ollivant 1874 1927 was an English novelist best known for his children s classic Bob, Son of Battle Ollivant also wrote about a dozen other novels ranging from small scale cautionary tales to grand historical epics.Alfred Ollivant was born in Nuthurst, Sussex, in 1874 and became an author after a horse riding injury ending his brief military career Bob, Son of Battle, his first novel, was published in 1898 Set in rural Cumbria, in northern England, the novel centers on a suspected sheepkilling collie Bob.Even though most of the book s dialogue is written in the Cumbrian dialect, it gained a popular following in the United States Ollivant even published a sequel, Danny, in 1902 He was also a short story contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and the Boston Evening Transcript Alfred Ollivant died in London on January 19, 1927.



199 thoughts on “Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle

  • Bob, Son of Battle, was my first experience in reading about a sympathetic villain, and even now, decades later, the scenes involving Adam McAdam and his Red Wull still resonate strongly in my head Not really a children s novellots of depth for a novel involving shepherds and sheepdogs.


  • The extremely no, EXTREMELY gory and tragic story of an old Scotsman and his killer dog, Red Wull, which people inexplicably think is a nice rousing dog story for kids Two feuding sheep farmers express their hatred and rivalry by entering their respective dogs in sheep herding contests It climaxes with a sort of Valentine Day Doggie Massacre, which must be read to be believed I excerpt it below view spoiler Up and down the slope the dark mass tossed, like some hulk thesport of the waves Black an [...]


  • No matter what others may think of this book, it was the book that changed my whole world as a child when it came to reading After reading it, I started to read , and , it was to me what Harry Potter was for my children s generation Even with its Scottish dialects intact, the book took me far away and made want a dog I have never been without one since.


  • Some say this was the first important novel about dogs and people I read a lot of A.P.Terhune as a kid, but did not read Bob until adulthood, when I got it to read to young children It s too gritty for that Un sentimental is the word, unsparing, bleak This is the Dostoyevsky of dog stories.


  • I can t recommend this as a children s book The writing is incomprehensible at times not just because of the dialect I actually felt badly for the antagonist through out the book The old crank had miserable things happen to him and was poorly treated by his neighbours It wasn t a dog story exactly or the story of a human tragedy but some odd combination of the two.


  • It s been nearly fifty years, but I remember that I REALLY liked this book I went through a dog phase in middle school when all the other girls went through a horse phase.


  • Bob, son of Battle, is the last of the gray dogs of Kenmuir He lives with and herds sheep for his master, James Moore, and his family in the rural Cumbria district of northern England Moore s Scottish neighbor, Adam M Adam of the Grange, considers himself Moore s rival and even enemy M Adam s dog Red Wull won the Shepherd s Trophy one year, but Bob won it the next two years, and whoever wins it three years in a row gets to keep it It doesn t help that David M Adam is sweet on Maggie Moore Meanwh [...]


  • We read this one together and although I wasn t excited about it at first, it was great It is a hard book to read because of the scottish dialect There were some portions of dialog that I could neither say nor understand at all It is a harsher book than Lassie, but about the same time period, place and general types of characters Sheepdog trials play an important role in the book, as well as landowner tenant relationships and regional prejudices There are some pretty vivid fights between dogs an [...]


  • My ALL TIME FAVORITE book I first read this when I was 10 or 11 and home sick My mom brought home a stack of books from the used book store I have since worn out that old paperback in rereads and had to find a hard back copy in an antique shop This is a true classic of good and evil and how the lines between the two can be blurred Sometimes the old English dialect can be difficult to understand, but this story is well worth the difficulty A wonderful story for lovers of animal stories and lovers [...]


  • My dad retired last year and in looking through his files he found my Silent Sustained Reading Record from when I was in his class.I thought it was interesting to see what I was reading back when I was 13 I remember a couple false starts with this one and then being proud that I finally read it through to the end Seems I found it a difficult read and no wonder given it was published almost a century before at the time, now well over Since I still have this book, I might as well try it again, now [...]


  • I first read this book when I was around 10, it was part of a gift set I received from my grandpa Reader s Digest Classics for kids I LOVED that set, it was one of the best presents I ever got I d get a new book every other month that contained all the classics Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, all the greats I have re read this book at least 10 times over the course of my life, and it s still just as great as ever It s out of print now, so kind of hard to find check the library


  • I thought this book was completely bonkers and I could not put it down Although the setting is sheep herding country and its main characters are sheep farmers who love their dogs, there is nothing calm and pastoral about it there is nothing but harsh business going on Fights, both human human, dog dog, and human dog abound Mobs Beatings Gore It was GANGSTA, for real And the ending HOLY SMOKES Old Yeller ain t got nothing on this one I didn t think it was going to end well, but DANGGGGG.


  • Tale of 2 dogs and 3 menVery interesting story, but sometimes difficult to read because it is written as if spoken by a person in Ireland I was given this book as a child, and never read it I think that it would have distressed me then, as I feel this is not a children s book It is good reading for an adult, but you have to keep reading and never give up I am very glad that I finally read it.5 stars


  • While perusing dog stories on , I happened across this book which I read as a child I loved the book, and I am sure i read it than once Now that I see it, I may get it from the library and read it once again as a mature adult


  • The dialect is a hurdle to overcome but once mastered, it s fun to read out loud As for the content itself, I enjoyed the book but would not read it to my young kids I ll read it to them when they re older so we can discuss the difficult passages.


  • I read this when I was a kid I remember struggling with the Scottish dialect, but still liked the book.Addendum I read in that the story is set in the English county of Cumbria and written in the Cumbrian dialect.




  • One of my neighbors has a library box in their front yard I found this book in their box and thought it looked interesting.



  • I read it for one of my numerous book clubs Overall, it is very entertaining Definitely a tear jerker in parts wow, I can t seem to get away from crying when reading books lately.



  • 12 year old me, loon in the making, who hunted down and read every dog book in existence, rated this one as the best of them all.


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