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Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

Patrick F. McManus

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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.

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Never Cry Arp! and Other Great Adventures
1Skunk DogWHEN I WAS A KID, I used to beg my mother to get me a dog."You've got a dog," she would say."No, I mean a real dog," I'd reply."Why, you've got Strange, and he's a real dog, more or less."Strange was mostly less. He had stopped by to cadge a free meal off of us one day and found the pickings so easy he decided to stay on. He lived with us for ten years, although, as my grandmother used to say, it seemed like centuries. In all those years, he displayed not a single socially redeeming quality. If dogs were films, he'd have been X-rated.I recall
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Praise for Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

"McManus is a natural storyteller, with a voice so strong that readers will be hard-pressed not to believe his tales."--Booklist

"[McManus's] stories are not merely amusing, they are laugh-out-loud, stomach-clutching, tears-rolling-down-your-cheeks hilarious. . . . This collection is as welcome as lemonade in the desert."--Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Patrick F. McManus

  • Patrick F. McManus was born and raised in Idaho and now lives there and in Spokane, Washington. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life, and a five-time New York Times best-selling author. The Grasshopper Trap, How I Got This Way, and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw are among his best-known books.
  • Patrick F. McManus
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Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures

Patrick F. McManus

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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