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Texas Reads: Latest Hank the Cowdog Novel Inspired by 2017 Wildfire

Abilene Reporter News

April 28, 2018

Abilene Reporter News - The 71st novel in the popular Hank the Cowdog series is “The Case of the Monster Fire” (Maverick Books, $5.99 paperback). The story grew out of the wildfire last March that burned more than a million acres in the Texas Panhandle, including the working ranch of John R. Erickson, author of the Hank series.

"We're already embarking on the road to rebuilding," they tell readers. "Thank you, Hank readers and friends, for your letters, prayers, and help. You have been an incredible blessing to us!" Erickson also has teamed up with the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech to produce a three-book non-fiction series for young readers about real life on a ranch.

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