The Moccasin Trail Book Summary and Study Guide

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A white boy named Jim runs away from home at the age of nine. He misses his mom but is afraid to go home for fear of punishment. He survives in the wilderness for two years but shoots a bear, is hurt, and almost dies. He wakes up three days later and is taken care of by Crow Indians. He runs away from them a 6 years later when a Crow Indian proudly shows off a white man's scalp. He hears his family is trying to find him and needs help. He finds his way back to them but has trouble fitting in. In the end his family accepts him.   
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The review of this Book prepared by audrey

The Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is about a teenage boy named Jim. He was taken by Crow Indians and grew up as one after being attacked by a bear at the age of nine. Jim is white and was attacked while on a hunting trip with his uncle. Unfortunately, he gradually forgets that he is British. So when a letter comes to him from his real family, he leaves the Indians and goes home.
The question is will he survive the wilderness and get to his family in time? And if he does, will his family accept him?
The review of this Book prepared by alisa

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   American colonial period Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Northeast    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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