Black Flame

Black Flame

3.81 (37 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.81 (37 ratings by Goodreads)

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A compelling novel set in Tibet, Mongolia, and China, about the adventures of a fiercely powerful yet lovable Tibetan mastiff. Kelsang is just a tiny puppy when his mother dies after a vicious fight with a snow leopard. As he grows he becomes a prize sheepdog, roaming the northern Tibetan grasslands with his master Tenzin. But one day visitors ply Tenzin with drink and convince him to sell his beautiful, purebred dog. In no time Kelsang finds himself chained up in the back of a jeep traveling far from everything he knows. A series of adventures take Kelsang from the streets of Lhasa to brief refuge with an elderly painter and finally to his new master Han Ma, who inspires his love and loyalty. Through it all Kelsang longs for the freedom of the grasslands. Black Flame proudly takes its place among much-loved classic dog stories.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 239 pages
  • 142 x 206 x 23mm | 386g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1554981352
  • 9781554981359
  • 788,943

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"He was a classic example of a Tibetan mastiff. Heart-shaped ears hung on either side of his head and, now that he had lost his puppy fur, his coat was as black as a crow, with flecks of metallic blue. Even though he was only about three or four months old, he was already showing signs of what was sure to become a frighteningly large frame."
from the book"
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About Gerelchimeg Blackcrane

Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, winner of two Chinese National Children s Literature awards, grew up in northern Mongolia. He has written several novels that feature animals and reflect the lives of the nomadic people of Tibet and Mongolia and the beauty of the natural world. Anna Holmwood is a translator and academic specializing in the study of classical and modern Chinese literature. She lives in England.
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3.81 out of 5 stars
- 37 ratings
5 32% (12)
4 30% (11)
3 30% (11)
2 3% (1)
1 5% (2)
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