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John R. Erickson is an American cowboy and author, best known for his Hank the Cowdog series of children's novels.

Born in Midland, Texas, he grew up in Perryton, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966, and spent two years at Harvard Divinity School. He began publishing short stories in 1967, while still working as a cowboy and ranch manager, in Texas and Oklahoma. Hank and Drover are both dogs he'd worked with at the ranch.

In 1982, Erickson, after receiving numerous rejection slips from large publishers, borrowed $2,000 and began his own publishing company, Maverick Books. Hank the Cowdog debuted in The Cattleman, and two related short stories appeared in the first book published by Maverick Books, The Devil in Texas. Erickson began selling books out of his pickup truck wherever cowboys gathered.

Erickson soon found himself receiving letters addressed to Hank, and soon afterward, in 1983, published the first full-length book in the series, The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog. His 2,000-book first printing ran out in six weeks. With the book's success, he shortly afterward recorded the book word-for-word, on audio tape. Hank the Cowdog has since become the longest-running successful children's series on audio.

That book has since spawned over fifty sequels, becoming one of the most popular children's fiction series, selling more than 6.5 million books and winning several awards. The full series of books and tapes are usually available in most school libraries around the United States. His books are endorsed by the Texas Library Association and have, for two years, been serial in The Dallas Morning News. His "Hank the Cowdog" series is now popular in Iran and has been translated into Persian.

Erickson has written over 55 books, and is frequently invited to perform, reading book selections and singing songs, in classrooms and school libraries. He lives in Perryton with a wife and three children.
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Total Books: 715
The Case of the Red Rubber Ball
2020 - The Case of the Red Rubber Ball [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781591882756
ISBN-10: 1591882753
Genre: Children's Books
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The Frozen Rodeo
2020 - The Frozen Rodeo [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881742
ISBN-10: 1591881749
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Buried Deer
2019 - The Case of the Buried Deer [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881735
ISBN-10: 1591881730
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the ThreeToed Sloth
2018 - The Case of the Threetoed Sloth [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881728
ISBN-10: 1591881722
Genre: Children's Books
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Ranch Life Ranch Wildlife
2018 - Ranch Life Ranch Wildlife (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591889939
ISBN-10: 1591889936
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Monster Fire
2018 - The Case of the Monster Fire [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781591881711
ISBN-10: 1591881714
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Troublesome Lady
2017 - The Case of the Troublesome Lady [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881704
ISBN-10: 1591881706
Genre: Children's Books
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Ranching and Livestock
2017 - Ranching and Livestock [Ranch Life] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591889915
ISBN-10: 159188991X
Genre: Children's Books
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Cowboys and Horses
2017 - Cowboys and Horses [Ranch Life] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591889922
ISBN-10: 1591889928
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Wandering Goats
2017 - The Case of the Wandering Goats [Hank the Cowdog Paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881698
ISBN-10: 1591881692
Genre: Children's Books
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The Secret Pledge
2016 - The Secret Pledge [Hank the Cowdog Paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881681
ISBN-10: 1591881684
Genre: Children's Books
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Wagons West
2016 - Wagons West [Hank the Cowdog Paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881674
ISBN-10: 1591881676
Genre: Children's Books
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The Christmas Turkey Disaster
2015 - The Christmas Turkey Disaster [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591881667
ISBN-10: 1591881668
Genre: Children's Books
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The Almost Last Roundup
2015 - The Almost Last Roundup [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591882657
ISBN-10: 1591882656
Genre: Children's Books
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The Three Rings
2014 - The Three Rings [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591881643
ISBN-10: 1591881641
Genre: Children's Books
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The Return of the Charlie Monsters
2014 - The Return of the Charlie Monsters [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591881636
ISBN-10: 1591881633
Genre: Children's Books
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The Ghost of Rabbits Past
2013 - The Ghost of Rabbits Past [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591881629
ISBN-10: 1591881625
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Prowling Bear
2013 - The Case of the Prowling Bear [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591882619
ISBN-10: 1591882613
Genre: Children's Books
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Through Time and the Valley
2013 - Through Time and the Valley [Western Life] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781574415094
ISBN-10: 1574415093
Genres: History, Travel, Science & Math
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The Big Question
2012 - The Big Question [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591881605
ISBN-10: 1591881609
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Perfect Dog
2012 - The Case of the Perfect Dog [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781591881599
ISBN-10: 1591881595
Genre: Children's Books
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2011 - The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog [Hank the Cowdog, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - It's a Dog's Life [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - Murder in the Middle Pasture [Hank the Cowdog, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - Faded Love [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Audio Cassette
2011 - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Oneeyed Killer Stud Horse [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Halloween Ghost [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Every Dog Has His Day [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Fiddleplaying Fox [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Wounded Buzzard on Christmas Eve [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Missing Cat [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Lost in the Blinded Blizzard [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Carbarkaholic Dog [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Hooking Bull [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Phantom in the Mirror [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Vampire Cat [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Double Bumblebee Sting [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Moonlight Madness [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Blackhooded Hangmans [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Nightstalking Bone Monster [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Mopwater Files [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Vampire Vacuum Sweeper [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Haystack Kitties [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Measled Cowboy [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Slim's Goodbye [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Saddle House Robbery [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Raging Rottweiler [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Deadly Haha Game [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Fling [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Secret Laundry Monster Files [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Missing Bird Dog [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Shipwrecked Tree [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover
2011 - The Case of the Burrowing Robot [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Twisted Kitty [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Falling Sky [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Tricky Trap [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Tender Cheeping Chickies [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Monkey Burglar [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Boobytrapped Pickup [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Blazing Sky [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - Drover's Secret Life [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Dinosaur Birds [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Secret Weapon [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Case of the Coyote Invasion [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Disappearance of Drover [Hank the Cowdog Quality] (Paperback)
2011 - The Disappearence of Drover 57 [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover
2011 - The Disappearence of Drover [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - Hank the Cowdog Pb] (Other)
2010 - The Valentine's Day Robbery [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2010 - The Coyote Invasion 56 [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
2010 - The Case of the Secret Weapon 55 [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
2009 - The Dancing Cowboy [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2009 - The Case of the Dinosaur Birds 54 [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
2009 - Drover's Secret Life 53 [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - The Cookie Moon [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2008 - The Quest for the Great White Quail [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2008 - The Case of the Most Ancient Bone [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)Audio CD
2008 - The Case of the Blazing Sky 51 [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - The Runaway Windmill [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2006 - The Dungeon of Doom [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)Hardcover
2005 - The Watermelon Patch Mystery [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio CD)
2004 - The Homeless Pooch [Hank the Cowdog] (Audio Cassette)Audio CD
2004 - The Modern Cowboy [Erickson, John R., Western Life Series, No. 7.] (Paperback)
2002 - Hank the Cowdog 1 2 Flip Book [Hank the Cowdog] (Paperback)
2001 - Hank the Cowdog 38 the Fling [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
2001 - Hank the Cowdog the Fling [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
2001 - Lost in the Dark Enchanted Forest [Hank the Cowdog, 11] (Audio Cassette)
2001 - The Garbage Monster From Outer Space [Hank the Cowdog Paperback] (Other)
2000 - The Case of the Saddlehouse Robbery [Hank the Cowdog, Bk 35] (Paperback)
2000 - Slim's Good Bye [Hank the Cowdog 34] (Audio Cassette)Audio Cassette
1999 - The Hank the Cowdog Gift Set [Hank the Cowdog Set] (Paperback)
1999 - Hank the Cowdog Slim's Goodbye [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1998 - Se Murder in the Middle Passage [Hank the Cowdog, 4] (Paperback)
1998 - Se Case of the Halloween Ghost [Hank the Cowdog, 9] (Paperback)
1998 - The Case of the Midnight Rustler [Hank the Cowdog, Bk 19] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Se the Case of the Blackhooded Hangmans [Hank the Cowdog, No 24] (Paperback)
1998 - Se the Case of the Swirling Killer Tornado [Hank the Cowdog, No 25] (Paperback)
1998 - Hank Let Sleeping Dogs Lie [Hank the Cowdog, 6] (Paperback)
1998 - The Case of the Blackhooded Hangman [Hank the Cowdog, Bk 24] (Paperback)
1998 - Hank the Cowdog 03 It's a Dog's Life [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)
1998 - Hank the Cowdog 05 Faded Love [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
1997 - Hank the Cowdog the Mopwater Files [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1996 - Hank Audio Pack 5 [Hank the Cowdog Series, No 5] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - The Case of the Bonestalking Monster [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1994 - Hank the Cowdog Hank Audio Pack 1 [The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog; The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog] (Audio Cassette)
1994 - Hank the Cowdog Moonlight Madness [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1993 - Hank the Cowdog the Phantom in the Mirror [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1993 - Hank the Cowdog the Case of the Vampire Cat [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1992 - Hank the Cowdog the Case of the Hooking Bull [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1991 - Hank the Cowdog Lost in the Blinded Blizzard [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1990 - Hank the Cowdog the Case of the Missing Cat [Hank the Cowdog Audio] (Audio CD)
1988 - Se Let Sleeping Dogs Lie [Hank the Cowdog, 6] (Paperback)
1985 - Hank the Cowdog and Murder in the Middle Pasture [Hank the Cowdog Paperback] (Paperback)
It's a Dog's Life 3 [Hank the Cowdog Sagebrush] (Other)
Hank Pack 1 [Get Hank's First Three Adventures-The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, the Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, and It's a Dog's Life; bookmark included] (Paperback)
Es Una VIda De Perros / It's a Dog's Life [Hank El Perro Vaquero - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Asesinato En Los Pastizales / Murder in the Middle Pasture [Hank El Perro Vaquero - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Amor Perdido / Faded Love [Hank El Perro Vaquero - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Hank the Cowdog Hank Pack 3 Vols 79 [contents: stories #7 "The curse of the incredible priceless corncob" and #8 "The case of the one-eyed killer stud horse" and #9 "The case of the halloween ghost"] (Paperback)
Hank the Cowdog Hank [Hank the Cowdog Audio Packs] (Audio Cassette)
Modern Cowboy [Western Life] (Hardcover)
Fling [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)Paperback
Dungeon of Doom [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)Hardcover
Fear's Return [Riley McDaniels] (Paperback)
Drover Bean [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)
Drover Puppet [Hank the Cowdog] (Other)
Tornado [Hank the Cowdog] (Hardcover)
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