Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep--a battle which must end in death.Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep--a battle which must end in death.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. "Bob, Son of Battle" is a children's classic written by English author Alfred Ollivant. It was published in 1898, and went on to become a popular children's book both in the United Kingdom and the United States.
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New. This item is printed on demand. Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927) was an English novelist best known for his children's classic Bob, Son of Battle. He also wrote about a dozen other novels ranging from small-scale cautionary tales to grand historical epics. Ol.
Mr. Olivant wrote the dog book of all dog books. He captured the locale, the denizens, and the dogs perfectly. I would recommend this book to any person interested in sheepdogging. The movie, supposedly based on the book, "Owd Bob," tells a totally different story, so do not be surprised if you have seen the movie before reading the book.
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