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Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen That is, if you don t mind and it s not too inconvenient. Everyone knows Vikings ar...e ruthless barbarians, whose idea of a good time is pillaging, plundering, and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Vikin read more
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog / the Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
Hank the Cowdog almost loses his job as Head of Ranch Security when he develops a case of Eye-Crosserosis.
Cassette/Spoken Word, Maverick Books, 1983, ISBN13 9781591883012, ISBN10 1591883016
It's winter in the Texas Panhandle, and the ranch is covered in snow and ice. So when Sally May sets off for town, Hank decides to... follow Pete's misguided advice and bravely escorts her car down the slick road. Before Hank realizes what's happening, Sally May's car skids into a snow drift--and she is angrier than ever before. And who does she blame but poor Hank! After consulting with his trusty partner, Drover, Hank decides the only way to win back Sally May's affection is to be on his absolute best behavior. Will Hank be able to turn over a new leaf and become the well-mannered dog that every owner dreams of? read more
Hank runs into a dispute with a giant bullfrog over the Emerald Pond. Then, there's a battle with a, well, let's just say a Monste...r. It's too scary to even tell what kind of monster it is! However, things get really tough when Hank is entrusted with the job of guarding Little Alfred's soon-to-be prize winning chicks. They're cute, but they also look delicious! Will Hank be able to put aside his doggie instincts for the sake of a job well done? Or will his appetite finally get the best of him? Hear Hank sing two new songs, Temptation and Guarding the Chickies. read more
When pirates invade the ranch, Hank is soon shipwrecked in a tree (of all places!) and facing imminent disaster as a violent storm... approaches. Does everyone's favorite Head of Ranch Security have what it takes to get himself out of this latest mess? Abridged. read more
Everyone knows that bears live in the mountains and there are no mountains in the Texas Panhandle. So, when Slim claims to have se...en a bear cross the road, no one knows what to believe, that is, until Deputy Kile spreads a report that there really is a bear on the loose in Ochiltree County! With news like this, the ranch's Security Force goes on Red Alert. Will Hank be able to defend the ranch from a raging, prowling bear? Hear Hank sing a sage song, "Be Careful When You Drink From the Pot," and Wallace is forced to sing a "Thank You" song. read more
When Sally May and Loper head off to visit the relatives?leaving Slim in charge of Little Alfred?Hank knows that trouble is sure t...o come knocking. But not even the Head of Ranch Security could have predicted what would happen next. First, Slim is struck down with the measles. Then a blizzard hits the ranch, trapping them in the house with no heat or electricity. Somehow, Hank's got to find a way to get them out of this mess...before they're snowed in for good! read more
The second book in the series finds Hank defending the ranch against the attack of a Silver Monster Bird. Madame Moonshine sings t...he song, I Am a Witch. read more
Quail season has just begun, and already there's trouble on the ranch. When a wayward bird dog goes missing, Hank takes off in sea...rch of him-and finds himself face-to-face with an angry mother hog and her litter. If that isn't bad enough, before Hank knows it, his arch-enemies the coyote brothers appear on the scene. Can Hank's quick wits and supple reflexes help him out of this fix? Or will Hank become hogmeat? Find out in this latest adventure starring everyone's favorite Head of Ranch Security. Illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes. "The best family entertainment in years." (USA Today) read more
The garden's been invaded!No sooner has Sally May finished planting her vegetable garden when some kind of unearthly being decides... to burrow in the neatly planted rows of tomatoes and peppers. It looks like a job for the Head of Ranch Security, so Hank sets straight to work trying to dig the space monster robot out of its hole. But when Slim, Loper, and Sally May catch Hank in the ruined garden they place all the blame on him. Ashamed, Hank does the only thing he can think of and hits the road. As he begins his exile he runs into an old friend, Madame Moonshine. Will she be able to help Hank clear his good name? read more
Someone has been getting into the feed shed, and Slim puts out a trap. Hank, must check the trap and help Slim nab the culprit. Un...fortunately, the trap is trickier than Hank thought, and he soon comes face to face with his old buddy, Eddy the Rac. read more
Hank the Cowdog is on the case in his fiftieth mystery, and it's an extra long, laugh-out-loud adventure! When Hank gets invited, ...that is, invites himself on an archaeological dig, all he can think about is impressing the head scientist's beautiful lady dog. But Hank's heart isn't the only thing that's about to get stolen! Can the Head of Ranch Security save an ancient buffalo bone from thieves who want to devour the precious artifact and have Hank for dessert? read more
The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security. In this first book, Hank ...and his little buddy, Drover, set out to solve a series of baffling murders on the ranch. Is Hank a suspect? An Outlaw? Can he clear his good name? read more
There's a new dog on the ranch, and Hank the Cowdog is none too thrilled. As Head of Ranch Security, he's supposed to keep an eye ...on Jake until his owner shows up. But Jake's got other plans--he's convinced he needs to get to Madagascar before some pirates make off with his treasure. As if that's not bad enough, while Hank's looking after Jake a thief makes off with all of Loper's best saddles! It's up to Hank to find the saddles--and save his hide. read more
Hank makes a foolish bet with his archenemy, Pete the Barncat, and loses the wager, his job, his pride, and even his gunny sack be...d under the gas tanks. Hank begins to plot revenge. He must dispose of the cat. That sounds simple. But without Pete, Hank discovers scrap time has lost all its joy and meaning. read more
When Hank learns about a tool thief who uses a monkey to help him steal, Hank finds himself face-to-face with the primate on his r...anch and must figure out how to stop the thief. read more
This just in from the Emergency Weather Service: A tornado is headed straight for the ranch! And Hank and Drover are in the worst ...possible place--trapped inside the house. Can they find a way out--before they get blown away? read more
Wonder if cattle rustlers still exist? Well, they do. Hank and Slim go on a camping trip to see if they can catch the mysterious s...tranger who is stealing calves. Hank devours all of Slim's camp meat (weenies) and chews the tent rope in half during a thund read more
Analog Audio Cassette, Maverick Books (TX), 2002, ISBN13 9781591883197, ISBN10 1591883199
In the first work, Hank the Cowdog finds himself drawn into a dangerous situation involving his sister Maggie and a terrible bully... named Rambo; and in the second work, Hank and his human friends, Little Alfred and Slim Chance, mind the ranch for a day. read more