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Author: Sir Percy FitzPatrick
ISBN13: 978-0722652381
Title: Jock of the Bushveld
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Language: English
Category: Africa
Publisher: Kestrel Books; 1st edition (1976)
Pages: 296

Jock of the Bushveld by Sir Percy FitzPatrick

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider. The book tells of Fitzpatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, during the 1880s. Jock was saved by Fitzpatrick from being drowned in a bucket for being the runt of the litter. Jock was very loyal towards Percy, and brave. Jock was an English Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir James Percy FitzPatrick. The book tells of FitzPatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, during the 1880s, when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider in the Bushveld region of the Transvaal (then the South African Republic).

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Jock of the Bushveld. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Jock of the bushveld. Longman, Green and Co, London, 1907. The memorable illustrations for the book were done by Edmund Caldwell. I won't spoil the story but that Kudu was Jock's nemesis. Fitzpatrick (1862-1931) educated at Downside was imprisoned for a few months in 1896 for high treason after a failed raid from Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) to aid the conspirators for Cecil Rhodes in Johannesburg, shades of that other great imprisoned Irish storyteller Erskine Childers. Fitzpatrick was knighted in 1902

Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick when he worked as a storeman, prospector's assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider.

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Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld (1907). As a politician, he defended British Imperial interests before and during the Anglo-Boer War. Read Book Download. Ages 18 and up. 2. 0.

Jock of the Bushveld is a true story written by the South African writer Percy FitzPatrick. FitzPatrick during the time the book takes place was a transporter, guys who basically ran groups of oxen and natives transporting goods back and forth across the wilderness of South Africa a hundred-something years ago. I didn't know a lot about South Africa when I went into this, but basically they have their own version of the American wild west, with warr For sure one of the best books I've ever read. It was written by Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick who also happened to be the owner of Jock. Jock is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Percy worked as a storeman, prospector assistant and journalist on the ox-wagon trails that went through the Bushveld of the Transvaal in South Africa.

Reviews: 7
I don't know how I missed this when ordering, I recall looking through the descriptions, etc. before ordering.

This is a copy of the original book, made by General Books ([...]) and in the front, where copyright information usually are, it says the following:

"We made this book exclusively for you using patented Print on Demand technology."

It goes on to tell you they scan the book, convert it to text using OCR, and that they omit all illustrations. It admits that there may be footnotes in the text, typos and other issues. All of that is true. The list of illustrations are blended in with the text, there are no chapters. Quotation marks and apostrophes are almost randomly inserted, making it hard to distinguish speech attributed to one of the characters and speech patterns. There are no chapters.

If you are a scholar, you can make excuses for this and spend time to decipher the book. If you are buying this book for a child wishing to read the story of "Jock of the Bushveld," then you should not buy this book, kids can't parse this book and it is a meaningless jumble of text. I believe that even an adult may find it hard to read this for enjoyment.
Jock is a dog. He is the object of this story of South Africa which covers about ten years in the latter part of the 19th Century. It is an engaging tale which gives a feel for the times through the eyes of a teamster or transportation worker. It is loosely based on the adventures of its author Percy Fitzpatrick as he traveled ox team wagons throughout central South Africa or the Bushveld. Bushveld is an Afrikaner word which would be the South African equivalent of the Australian "Outback". Jock was the runt of the litter when Percy got him but he grew to become a formidable dog and loyal companion. It is good book to obtain a feel for attitudes and cultural norms of the day. There is an interesting Zulu character in the second half of the story. Since it is based on a true story it is not fanciful like the Quartemain stories. I liked the book and I would have given it five stars but I thought that the first chapter was weak in that it concentrated on the hardships of Percy and that Jock was a long time in being introduced into the story. The last chapter was sad and in some ways disappointing, but such is life. Overall I recommend this book for a general adventure book. It was written for children but can be appreciated by anyone who enjoys such tales.
This is a story of a dog told by his owner in South Africa in the time when goods were transported by oxen and wagons. Jock's master is a transporter--oxen train operator- and they travel through the bushveld hunting to supplement their food along the route. I enjoyed the description of the various wild animals and terrain. Jock is a loyal companion and always ready to hunt and defend his master. The whole book is tinged with sadness for me because the narrator is talking about their experiences in the past tense. You know that Jock is no longer with us. Maybe because I have an older dog, I kept wondering if this will be the chapter where Jock gets killed. This book took me to a place and time I never even imagined. I don't regret that I spent my time reading it. It has a glossary for the many Dutch and African words sprinkled in the text. This book was one the 5 best books about dogs suggested by an article in the Wall Street Journal.
A friend of mine who lives in South Africa told me about this story.I watched both movies - the kid version and the regular version,before I found this ebook was available on amazon. I liked it a lot.
NOT a copy of the original! I have a copy printed in 1908,the seventh impression. That version has Caldwell illustrations on virtually every page
and many full page renderings by Caldwell. This reprint has almost none of the page illustrations and absolutely none of the full page images.
Its still a fine story but I was extremely disappointed to discover so much was left out.
I had been looking for this "hard-to-come-across-book" for a long time and to my great disappointment the first thing I see as I open it is an editor's note in which it states that this IS NOT THE ORIGINAL but and edited edition in which "language has been modernised" and all "prejudicial racial references" have been eliminated.

It shouldn't have been touched, not even in the least. Jock of the Bushveld and Percy Fitzpatrick's views/opinions and language are a product of the country, the time and the society in which the action is set. We can find the language outdated and the racial opinions of the time outrageous and unacceptable nowadays but that's how the book was written. An editor's note should have better warned the reader about it, not changed the book.

Editing books is, to say the least, a terrorist attack on literature. That would be like editing and redacting Robert Burns' Tam O' Shanter, Cervantes' Quixote or Shakespeare's Othello because the language is strange & inaccessible or there are sexual references in them. If you want a "clean" version for kids buy the bl***y Disney movie, but please DO NOT RUIN ANY MORE BOOKS. (I wonder what'd they've done to Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom).

Though, in purity, I should say it's all my fault. I didn't read the part were it says it is for ages 9-12. Should have read better (and thoroughly).
Loved this story so much. It was so much about Jock the dog we came to love. It was written to bring you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with so much description. If you do read this book which I totally recommend then do not see the movie. It is nothing about Jock and only a love story about the owner for a woman and not the bonding relationship he has with his dog. If you are not a dog owner you will want to be after reading this book. It is very descriptive of the old South Africa.
A favored 4 legged member of a two legged family, Jock is a dog.favored by all who know him. His story is one that those of us who have never lived in the out-country gain an appreciation for those who have.