Natchez Under-the-Hill

Natchez Under-the-Hill

by Stan Applegate
     
 

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Set against the dramatic backdrop of the dangerous Natchez Trace in 1811, this sequel to The Devil’s Highway recounts the continued fast-paced adventures of brave young Zeb and Hannah. In Natchez Under-The-Hill, these two courageous and determined young people desperately try to reunite with their families, but end up head-to-head with sinister villains who

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Set against the dramatic backdrop of the dangerous Natchez Trace in 1811, this sequel to The Devil’s Highway recounts the continued fast-paced adventures of brave young Zeb and Hannah. In Natchez Under-The-Hill, these two courageous and determined young people desperately try to reunite with their families, but end up head-to-head with sinister villains who stand in their way. Hannah boldly uses her quick wits and ingenuity to try and protect her family, Zeb, and herself from the evil sergeant and the angry widows of the infamous Mason Gang. Zeb finds life in Natchez Under-the-Hill just as perilous, for he fights desperately to stay alive on the streets, but finds himself locked up in jail, seemingly farther than ever from finding his beloved grandfather.Will Zeb find his grandfather? Can Hannah and Zeb survive the many dangers of the Natchez Trace and somehow return home?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Gr 5-8-In this sequel to The Devil's Highway (Peachtree, 1998), Zeb, 14, encounters horse thieves and other outlaws as he travels the dangerous Natchez Trace in 1811 in search of his grandfather. Unfortunately, the adventure falls flat despite the presence of strong-willed, conscientious Zeb. The story's shortcomings lie in its inability to maintain a heightened sense of excitement due to one-dimensional supporting characters who appear haphazardly throughout and unclear motivations. Applegate does provide some historical facts about events in the book in an author's note and weaves a well-written, accurate depiction of Indian life in the early 1800s into the narrative. Though the ending is rushed and the escape of the horse thieves predictable, the various plot lines do come together. Fans of the first book will come away satisfied.-Janet Gillen, Great Neck Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561458509
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Stan Applegate holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University. He worked in education for many years, as a teacher, as chief of education science and technology for USAID in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, for the office of American affairs in education, and as vice president for research and sponsored programs at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Georgia.

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