(James Arthur Kjelgaard)

Biographical Sketches


Jim Kjelgaard, A Daughter's Memoir

1953 Letter to Chuck Bentzen (new 10-24-15)

Fireside Favorites by Hank Nuwer

A Small Note About Big Red by Brian Doyle  

A Dialogue with My Favorite Author - March 1959 by Terry Hertzler

Book Listing (copyright date)

Short Story Listings - Original list
                                    - Story by alpha

                                    - Story by published date

Newspaper Clippings


Books in public domain in Canada-author's death + 50 years

     -  Faded Page archive of Kjelgaard eBooks  
Please read "Welcome paragraph" to understand copyright, then click on "Special Collections",
               then click on
"The Works of Jim Kjelgaard".

     -  Project Gutenberg Canada

The Creative Process Under construction


This site is dedicated to the work of Jim Kjelgaard. About the time of his death, I was just entering Junior High. In our library I discovered several wonderful books by this, unknown to me, author. It was probably Wildlife Cameraman, A Nose for Trouble, and Trailing Trouble. When I graduated from college in 1970 I began looking for these and other of his books at used book stores, and book sales. Over the past twenty-five years I found only a couple of his books in poor shape and some paperback reprints of dog stories. Luckily that has changed with availability of used books on the Internet. In less than two years I have found and collected all his books. Thanks Jim for the wonderful stories!

Gary L. Charter

Additions, Corrections, or Comments - E-mailcharterbus@sprintmail.com

Background graphic and facial drawing from dust jacket of Forest Patrol - 1941, permission to display granted by Holiday House, Inc.

Last updated October 24, 2015