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Rancher Ferrets on the Range (Ferret Chronicles) Hardcover – February 4, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Ferret Chronicles
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1ST edition (February 4, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743227557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743227551
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #825,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The writer who gave Jonathan Livingston Seagull his wings returns with a fourth installment of the Ferret Chronicles (Rescue Ferrets at Sea, etc.), this time focusing on a Montana ranch where "ranchpaw" Monty Ferret has a bittersweet parting with his childhood love, Cheyenne Jasmine Ferret. Monty and Cheyenne grow up together on the ranch. He has a way with animals and tries to teach her the patience to communicate with them. But her passion is for the movies, and as soon as she can, Cheyenne leaves the ranch for Hollywood and becomes a star. Monty, for his part, has an encounter with a mystical philosopher ferret who teaches him to get in touch with his "highest self." Inspired by her teachings, he starts a riding school, where he teaches kids how to lose a race ("they practiced all the ways to be graceful in defeat"), makes an audio recording of inspirational teachings and opens a sheep farm. Though Monty and Cheyenne are apart for years, their love only grows stronger, leading them back to each other. Heartfelt and earnest, this fable lacks the humor of Bach's Writer Ferrets Chasing the Muse. The story of the almost-star-crossed lovers, short on complexity and conflict, never really catches fire. Still, the characters are endearing, and Bach teaches some admirable lessons about self-acceptance and love for one's fellow ferrets that both adults and children can appreciate. Illus. by the author.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

In this fifth volume in the "Ferret Chronicles," Montgomery stays home on the range while Cheyenne Jasmine seeks fame and fortune in Hollywood. Will they ever get together again?
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.

With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator-author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to his devoted fans.

His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach's journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, which incorporates Bach's real-life plane crash.

In October 2014, the never-before-published Part Four to Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published.

Fans and readers can find more about Richard and his work at www.richardbach.com

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on October 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
On earth Shamrock Ferret has always answered questions almost from the day she was born so it is not surprising that she especially enjoys responding to those inquiries that seem impossible to obtain a reply. Her upbringing became her work and her skills have earned her a reputation as a successful sleuth. What Shamrock does is sit in the Cases Unsolved Chair to ponder the puzzle until she finds the solution.
Having just succeeded in solving the Case of the Curious Patterns for local farmers she accepts a partnership with Mr. Burroughs. However, she also begins her most difficult mystery. She "sees" a forlorn ferret hopelessly moaning on a dying world seeking someone or some way to save the survivors of the Ferret war that has devastated his people. Sitting in her chair she begins to wonder if this vision is a shadow from the past reaching out to her for help.
Besides the cleverly designed time paradox (not explained here), readers will appreciate Richard Bach's latest tale that clearly cries for give peace a chance. The story line focuses on Shamrock and her use of logic, psychometry, cryptography, and patterns to solve mysteries. Yet with all this Mr. Bach insures his audience understands his message that war is a last resort not a first preemptive strike because of the full impact on the innocent reminiscent of as Animal Farm in relation to Communism.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Hanks on December 3, 2009
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A very fun book. I'm a huge Richard Bach fan.
Read it to your kids and enjoy it along with them.
Great life lessons throughout.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Neil White on January 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is amusing reading for those who enjoy adventure and/or flying. I'm not sure what the point of substituting ferrets for peoples means. However, once you accept this premise (i.e. the suspension of disbeief) then the story is much more enjoyable. This is almost more of a short story, than a book. The book is only about 135 pages. I like the author, Richard Bach. I have read many of his books, and have never been disappointed.
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By Weezlemum on June 21, 2013
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I have read almost all of this series, really enjoyed them. Now if I could just find the rest of them
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