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"Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by Timber05 » Sat May 03, 2008 9:04 pm

This is a rather short book by Marion Dane Bauer that is about a small runt wolf pup trying to survive in the Minnesota wild. It ends rather strange, but it was a cute story.

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Post by Zarr » Sat May 03, 2008 9:17 pm

I read that book when it first came out. It was a great story, but it should have been longer...

That poor pup who had the run-in with the porcupine! (Was its name Thinker?) It just goes to show you how cruel the wild really is.
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Re: "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by SummerMoon » Sat May 03, 2008 9:23 pm

My librarian read that to my 3rd grade class before.Good story :)

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Post by Timber05 » Sat May 03, 2008 9:29 pm

Zarr wrote:I read that book when it first came out. It was a great story, but it should have been longer...

That poor pup who had the run-in with the porcupine! (Was its name Thinker?) It just goes to show you how cruel the wild really is.

Yes, it was Thinker who was killed by the porcupine.
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Re: "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by fangwolf » Sat May 03, 2008 9:30 pm

Is the book still out i want to read it it sounds good
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Post by Blindseer » Sat May 03, 2008 9:31 pm

Timber05 wrote:
Zarr wrote:I read that book when it first came out. It was a great story, but it should have been longer...

That poor pup who had the run-in with the porcupine! (Was its name Thinker?) It just goes to show you how cruel the wild really is.

Yes, it was Thinker who was killed by the porcupine.
poor puppy D=

thats sad...
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Re: "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by Zarr » Sat May 03, 2008 9:56 pm

Blindseer wrote:
Timber05 wrote:
Zarr wrote:I read that book when it first came out. It was a great story, but it should have been longer...

That poor pup who had the run-in with the porcupine! (Was its name Thinker?) It just goes to show you how cruel the wild really is.

Yes, it was Thinker who was killed by the porcupine.
poor puppy D=

thats sad...
Yeah, a quill from the Porcupine went right into his eye ad hit his brain. He died slowly and painfully. The author described it as Runt hearing his cries of agony getting weaker and weaker. And Thinker got hit in the first place trying to protect Runt from the Porcupine. It's pretty harsh for a kids' book. Especially the part with the poisoned kill...

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Post by Blindseer » Sat May 03, 2008 10:10 pm

poor wolfies T_T

I dont think Im going to read that book now...
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Post by WQ Project Coordinator » Mon May 05, 2008 9:28 am

I also read the book. I thought it was good. Those are some of the realities for wolves as harsh as they may sound to humans.
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Post by WildKid81 » Mon May 05, 2008 11:46 am

I read that book a while ago. It was pretty good, though I don't remember it properly.
Zarr wrote:
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Zarr wrote:I read that book when it first came out. It was a great story, but it should have been longer...

That poor pup who had the run-in with the porcupine! (Was its name Thinker?) It just goes to show you how cruel the wild really is.
poor puppy D=

thats sad...
Yeah, a quill from the Porcupine went right into his eye ad hit his brain. He died slowly and painfully. The author described it as Runt hearing his cries of agony getting weaker and weaker. And Thinker got hit in the first place trying to protect Runt from the Porcupine. It's pretty harsh for a kids' book. Especially the part with the poisoned kill...
The part about Thinker was really sad. :cry:

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Re: "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by Meadow » Wed May 07, 2008 1:27 am

:cry: Why, Thinker, why! :cry:

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Post by MartinicaWolfGirl » Fri May 09, 2008 7:10 am

I read that when it first came out, it was so cute and sad :( , but its still one of my favorite books :D

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Re: "Runt" by Marion Dane Bauer

Post by pawnee » Sun May 11, 2008 6:52 pm

Its a great book! I loved it, despite how short a read it was. if you love wolves, you`ll love this. Its basically a wolf version of Bambi...minus Disney.
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Post by Blindseer » Sun May 11, 2008 8:04 pm

pawnee wrote:Its a great book! I loved it, despite how short a read it was. if you love wolves, you`ll love this. Its basically a wolf version of Bambi...minus Disney.
but nothing overly sad happened in bambi if I remember it... and I know I didnt like that movie much.
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Post by pawnee » Mon May 12, 2008 2:32 pm

I didn`t mean Bambi the movie. I eamnt Bambi by felix Salten. The book is way better than the movie, no offense. In the book Bambi watches sevral of his forest friends die, e.g a fox being attacked by a pack of dogs while caught in a trap, watching his deer buddy get blown to bits from a hunter, his mother dies, blah blah blah. Its actually a good read if you like nature.

sorry got off topic there. besides, both Runt and Bambi seem to have some father son relationship issue going on throughout the book(s). They do seem similiar, but I guess Runt would be the twenty first century Bambi...instead of a cute little deer, a wolf. Instead of forest fires and hunters, conflicts with landowners and wildlife in an ever shrinking wilderness.
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