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7 year old boy and 3 year old girl escape Indian massacre and must travel alone to meet boy's father. Starts out like a children's book but it isn't. Boy must use all his father has taught him and hope that his father finds him before Indians or crooks do. Won Golden Spur in 1969.
The review of this Book prepared by Bill MacArthur








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Plot & Themes

The enemy is...    -   Indians Kind of story?    -   adventure thru wilderness    -   defending against enemy Who is good, who is bad?    -   Indians bad Who is tough/wimpy, smart/dumb?    -   Men tough Important story of horse?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender:    -   Male Age:    -   a kid

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Where does story take place?    -   General West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Time book takes place in:    -   19th century Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

overall quality of this book?    -   9 How much gore?    -   3 () How much suspense/how unpredictable?    -   7 () How much action?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Happy ending?    -   very happy How much dialogue/talking among characters?    -   4 () How much non-dialogue descript of thoughts & feelings?    -   3 () How much romance?    -   1 () Is there a theme to the dialogue? (optional)    -   planning a course of action Non-dialogue thoughts/feelings primarily about: (optional)    -   thoughts for/about others    -   thinking about plan of action Minor characters feature lots of:    -   Indians    -   criminals

Theme

Saving others    -   Yes Saving others, risking:    -   life Saving others:    -   loved one Search for Truth/Facts:    -   Yes Search for Truth/Facts:    -   about events

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