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Bolden's Pets   By: (1915-2004)

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Bolden's Pets by Floyd L. Wallace is a heartwarming and entertaining read that will captivate both children and adults alike. With its charming characters and engaging storyline, this book is sure to become a beloved favorite.

The story revolves around Bolden, a young boy with an extraordinary talent for helping animals. From the very beginning, readers are drawn into Bolden's world, where he eagerly takes on the responsibility of caring for various pets. From dogs to cats and even more exotic animals, the author introduces a diverse and delightful cast of creatures, each with their own unique personalities.

One of the most endearing aspects of this book is the character development. Wallace skillfully portrays Bolden as a compassionate and empathetic young boy, whose love for animals is palpable throughout the pages. Through his interactions with the pets, readers witness the growth and maturation of Bolden as he learns important life lessons about responsibility, friendship, and the importance of taking care of those who depend on us.

The writing style in Bolden's Pets is simple and accessible, making it a perfect choice for young readers. However, don't let the simplicity fool you - this book is filled with powerful messages that will resonate with readers of all ages. Children will learn the importance of compassion and empathy, while adults will appreciate the underlying themes of perseverance and love.

One of the strongest points of this book is the author's ability to create vivid and imaginative descriptions. Wallace's words transport readers to Bolden's world, where they can vividly picture the pets and their antics. From the playful antics of a mischievous kitten to the graceful movements of a majestic bird, the author's attention to detail is truly remarkable.

Furthermore, the book is complemented by charming illustrations that bring the story to life. The colorful and lively drawings perfectly capture the spirit of the narrative, enhancing the reading experience even further.

In conclusion, Bolden's Pets is a delightful and heartwarming tale that will leave readers with a smile on their faces. With its relatable characters, important life lessons, and captivating storytelling, it is a book that deserves a special place on any bookshelf. Whether you're looking for a book to read aloud to young children or simply seeking a heartwarming story to brighten your day, Floyd L. Wallace's Bolden's Pets is an absolute must-read.

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Transcriber's Note: This e text was produced from Galaxy Science Fiction, October, 1955. Extensive research did not reveal any evidence that the U. S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

Bolden's Pets

By F. L. WALLACE

Illustrated by DIEHL

The price of life was a life for a life which was all the reward the victim looked for!

His hands were shaking as he exhibited the gifts. If he were on Earth, he would be certain it was the flu; in the Centaurus system, kranken. But this was Van Daamas, so Lee Bolden couldn't say what he had. Man hadn't been here long enough to investigate the diseases with any degree of thoroughness. There were always different hazards to overcome as new planets were settled.

But whatever infection he had, Bolden was not greatly concerned as he counted out the gifts. He had felt the onset of illness perhaps an hour before. When he got back to the settlement he'd be taken care of. That was half a day's flight from here. The base was equipped with the best medical facilities that had been devised.

He stacked up the gifts to make an impressive show: five pairs of radar goggles, seven high velocity carbines, seven boxes of ammunition. This was the natives' own rule and was never to be disregarded it had to be an odd number of gifts... Continue reading book >>




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