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Bandit's Moon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    Wonderful book read all about it!

    Most girls would be upset if a gang of bandits rode in, but newly orphaned Annyrose Smith sees it as an opportunity and improvement. When Annyrose breaks her ankle, her brother leaves her to heal in the care of O. O. Mary at her horse ranch as he goes off to make his fortune in the gold digging territory. The villainous O. O. Mary is terrible, and she has Annyrose "walking around in some boy's castoffs, shirt and pants, and brown boots as curled up as dead fish." She even cuts of Annyrose's long yellow hair and sells it. Locked in a barn since she tried to run away from the villainous O. O. Mary, Annyrose pleads with the bandit called "Wakeen" to let her go along with the gang. When the infamous Mexican bandit Wakeen Murieta and his outlaw band raid O. O. Mary's property, Annyrose is discovered hiding in the hay. Annyrose convinces the bandit called "Wakeen" to let her go with him if she'll teach him how to read. Thinking she is a boy, Wakeen agrees to take her--provided she'll teach him to read so that he can find out what the gringos/yankees are saying about him on wanted posters and in the newspapers. Annyrose and Wakeen are both surprised when they discover Wakeen's name is really spelled J-o-a-q-u-i-n not W-a-k-e-e-n which was what Annyrose had taught him. SO Annyrose becomes a part of Joaquin's quest for revenge against the people who had murdered his family and stolen his land. She comes to realize that the bandits are only stealing what was taken from them when ruthless white settlers came. Who wrote laws to pry off those with darker skins from the diggings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Bandit's Moon

    Bandit's Moon is a great book for fourth graders to read. It tells the tale of the famous robber, Joaquin Murretta and the relationship he develops with a young girl. The story has lots of twists and turns. This book ties in nicely with the gold rush era, a topic covered in Social Studies for California history.

    I hope you enjoy reading this book. My students loved it and so did I.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2010

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    Bandidos are Awesome!!!

    The Bandit's Moon was the greatest book in history. It all started when I was in 4th grade. My teacher read it to me, and it was fantastic. I especially loved Joaquin Murrieta, the horse thief. He is my favorite character.

    Now I am in 5th grade and I found my favorite book once again. I am very happy. My favorite part of the book was when they caught Joaquin, the bandit, but Annyrose came to the rescue. She said that Joaquin can't read or write his name. But then she showed Joaquin a cookbook and told him to read Herring Pie. It was hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2003

    Bandit's moon seen last night

    Number one, it's hillarious. I didn't have any idea of what twist Mr. Fleischman would inject into the plot. He carries his readers into, through, around, and under the dangerous hideouts of a band of 19th century bandits with great speed. At the story's end, I felt I knew some of the secrets of the characters, but definitely not all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2002

    Read Bandit's Moon

    This book is called Bandits Moon. It was written by Sid Fleichman and illustrated by Peter Sis. I liked this book because it was an adventure story. It is about a girl that is left with a mean old lady. Then some bandits come and she bribes them into taking her with them. They become friends but she still wants to get back to her brother. The bandits won¿t let her. This book is sort of hard to under stand because some of the words are in Spanish. I would recommend this story to a friend because it is a good adventure story.

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