"The Children’s Books We Still Love as Adults," from B&N's Book Blog

Friday, July 19, 2013 | By Nikki, Maverick Books staff

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Hi Hank-Fans! 

We hope you'll enjoy seeing good ol' Hank on the list of "The Children's Books We Still Love as Adults": 

 

Excerpt: 

Nicole Hill recommends John R. Erickson’s Hank the Cowdog series:

“The first chapter of the first adventure has a murder in the first paragraph. Not even George R.R. Martin is audacious enough to begin a book with a chapter titled ‘Bloody Murder.’ Of course, Mr. Martin was never the surly four-legged Head of Ranch Security, with only his keen intellect, wry sense of irony, and simpleton sidekick Drover standing between this Texas Panhandle ranch and utter chaos. Hank the Cowdog, a self-unaware canine Clint Eastwood, was my companion throughout childhood, and I’m happy to report that nostalgia for John R. Erickson’s series (61 and counting!) is not misplaced. The books are still just as funny—maybe even funnier now that I’m old enough to understand that spotted bird dog Plato didn’t get his name because ‘his eyes look like plates sometimes, empty plates.’ But hey, Hank’s a lawman, not a philosopher."  

Read the article in Barnes and Noble's Blog

 

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