Boone's Lick Book Summary and Study Guide

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Shay is a 15 year old boy living in Boone's Lick, Missouri, in the wild, wild west days. Wild Bill Hickok is a frequent visitor as other wild characters. One day "Ma" gets it in her head to take a wagon train out to Wyoming to hunt for her wandering husband. Why they are going, no one knows but Ma. With her are her sons Shay and G.T. and daughter Marcy and brother in law Seth. The story is told from Shay's point of view.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   mother Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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