Lone Star: A Story of the Texas Rangers

Lone Star: A Story of the Texas Rangers

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, Ronald Himler
     
 
In 1847, eleven-year-old Clay dreams of becoming a Texas Ranger so that he can exact revenge upon the Comanche Indians who attacked his family, until personal experience acquaints him with the brutal reality of Ranger activities.

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In 1847, eleven-year-old Clay dreams of becoming a Texas Ranger so that he can exact revenge upon the Comanche Indians who attacked his family, until personal experience acquaints him with the brutal reality of Ranger activities.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-The year is 1847, and Clay, 11, thinks he wants to be a Texas Ranger so that he can ``make the Comanches pay for what they did'' to his family. In the opening chapter, he takes his younger sister to Doc Williams (she had stepped on glass). By the last chapter, Clay has decided that being a Ranger is not for him after all; being a doctor probably is. In between are plot thrusts and feints- will Seth, the Ranger Clay admires, marry his sister? (He doesn't.) An interesting fact woven into the text is the origin of the term ``cowboy'' (also available in World Book and other sources). Young readers might not notice, but the insertion of bits of historical information into the story is transparently done. Full-page pencil sketches illustrate each chapter. Texas readers might enjoy this book, but they'd be better off with G. Clifton Wisler's Buffalo Moon (1984; o.p.) or The Raid (1985; o.p., both Lodestar).-George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140366457
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Once Upon America Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.

Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including  the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.

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