Tim Thompson in the Jungle

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Tim Thompson in the Jungle
Tim Thompson in the Jungle (1935) cover.jpg
first edition cover (1935)
Author Frank Buck
Ferrin Fraser
CountryUnited States
Genre fiction
Publisher D. Appleton & Company
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Preceded by Fang and Claw  
Followed by On Jungle Trails  
Co-authors Buck (left) and Fraser, ca. 1940 Frank Buck and Ferrin Fraser.jpg
Co-authors Buck (left) and Fraser, ca. 1940

Tim Thompson in the Jungle was Frank Buck's fourth book, which, in a fictionalized version, continued his stories of capturing exotic animals. [1]



Tim Thompson, a young boy, stows away aboard Frank Buck's ship at Singapore that he might accompany Buck, his hero, on a jungle expedition. The story of their adventures is told by Ferrin Fraser, based on Buck's own experiences, except for the introduction of certain characters, notably a villain, Rawson, who is lying in wait at Ceylon. At the climax, Tim Thompson, awestruck, watches as Buck descends into a pit and takes a man-eating tiger by the tail. The book has sixteen full-page illustrations grouped at the end.

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  1. Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN   0-89672-582-0.
  2. Boston Transcript Oct 16, 1935
  3. Times [London] Lit Sup p801 November 30, 1935