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Hard-hitting historical fiction
When young Tom Ormsby cons his way onto the great explorer Henry Morton Stanley's "Relief of Emin Pasha Expedition" in 1887, he's looking for adventure. But he has no idea what lies ahead of him.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher West narrates this tale of colonists who braved the Atlantic to become the first to arrive in the New World of Carolina.
Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?Big, brawny Simon Green, who's just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but he's nobody's fool. When it's time to be done with school and make his way in the world, Simon hatches a plan that could earn him a bundle. He intends to herd a huge flock of bronze turkeysall the way from his home in eastern Missouri to the boomtown of Denver, where they'll fetch a mighty price. In the year 1860, the hazards of such a trek are many - how does one shepherd the birds across a river, for instance? - but Simon is undaunted. Accompanied by a faithful drover, and eventually to be joined by two boon companions, he undertakes the biggest journey of his young life, in this high-spirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.
Phoebe's finally reached the Promised Land -- and it's downright boring
After weeks of hair-raising adventures on the Oregon Trail, Phoebe Brown and the intrepid Petticoat Party have finally arrived in Oregon City, the Promised Land. After just a few weeks of plowing sod and cutting down trees, though, Phoebe finds herself longing for those earlier day's of stampeding buffalo, lovesick Indians, and near starvation. And something terrible has happened to the rest of the Petticoat Party -- they're all settling down Have all Phoebe's adventures come to an end? Where can a frontier girl go to find some excitement?
Phoebe Brown has pulled up stakes and is heading for Gold Country. Along the way to Sutter's Mill they encounter all sorts of mishaps, but Phoebe has survived the hardships of the Oregon Trail, and she's ready to handle any adventure that comes her way - except romance.
Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?
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