Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures by Patrick F. McManus

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America's best-selling outdoor humorist for adults has a secret following: middle-grade and young-adult readers.

Never Cry "Arp!" is a lively collection of twelve stories about young Pat's misadventures in the Great American Wilderness.

All the McManus regulars are here: Crazy Eddie Muldoon, the best friend everybody wishes they had (and everybody's mother wishes they didn't); Rancid Crabtree, the good-hearted, if gamey, woodsman; Pat's skunk dog, Strange, who lives up to his name; and Pat's pal, Retch Sweeney, who does, too.

This is a book for kids who love to start fishing at 4am (at least they say they do) or for those who prefer to experience the mighty outdoors in the safety of their homes.

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus," said the New York Times. Now, everybody can.


About Patrick F. McManus

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Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for "Outdoor Life" and "Field & Stream". His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are "The Double-Jack Murders "and "Avalanche". He is the author of many other books, including such runaway "New York Times" bestsellers as "The Grasshopper Trap", "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw", and "Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!" He lives in Spokane, Washington.
Published May 15, 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 145 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stories about the author's childhood adventures growing up in a small town, including one in which a delinquent dog tangles with a skunk, and two in which eminently satisfying tricks are played on pompous bullies.

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