The Resource Black flame, written by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane ; translated by Anna Holmwood, (electronic resource)

Black flame, written by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane ; translated by Anna Holmwood, (electronic resource)

Label
Black flame
Title
Black flame
Statement of responsibility
written by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane ; translated by Anna Holmwood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Gerelchimeg Blackcrane has written a compelling novel, set in Tibet, Mongolia and China, about the adventures of a fiercely powerful yet lovable Tibetan mastiff that is sure to join the ranks of other much-read classic dog stories. Kelsang, a Tibetan mastiff, is just a tiny puppy when his mother dies after a vicious fight with a snow leopard. Soon he comes to fill his mother's role as sheepdog for the master, Tenzin, his instincts teaching him how to herd the flock on the northern Tibetan grasslands. But one day when visitors see this huge, beautiful purebred, they ply Tenzin with drink and convince him to sell his 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, where he fights with local street dogs, to brief refuge with an elderly painter, until he is once again cruelly held in captivity. But Kelsang escapes and meets Han Ma, a master who inspires his love and loyalty. Further adventures include protecting endangered antelope from poachers, warning of a devastating landslide, becoming a guard dog, bonding with a beautiful German shepherd and befriending blind children. But through it all Kelsang longs for the freedom of the grasslands, and so he is overjoyed when his master takes him to live in Inner Mongolia. And here Kelsang once again proves his heroic bravery and intelligence when he saves four children from perishing in a terrible snowstorm
Summary
When Kelsang, a Tibetan mastiff, is bought by some travelers, he soon finds himself chained and neglected before a series of misadventures brings him to a loving and loyal master at last.
Pace
Tone
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10187632
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackcrane, Gerelchimeg
Dewey number
j895.1/36
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
960
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holmwood, Anna
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Tibetan mastiff
Target audience
adult
Label
Black flame, written by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane ; translated by Anna Holmwood, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983643
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380289
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black flame, written by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane ; translated by Anna Holmwood, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983643
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380289
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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