Red Muleby Jesse Stuart, Robert Henneberger
In Red Mule Jesse Stuart tells the story of a boy called, Scrappie, who develops a friendship with an old man, called Red Mule. Red Mule cared for mules all his life, and continued to do so, even as farming became mechanized with tractors, trucks, etc. Even as town’s people began to ridicule Red Mule for his eccentric devotion to the animals, Scrappie, stood by him. Then suddenly events changed, and Red’s lowly mules came to the rescue.
Meet the Author
Jesse Stuart (1906 - 1984) was one of America's best-known and best-loved writers. During his lifetime he published more than 2,000 poems, 460 short stories, and nine novels. His more than 60 published books include biography, autobiography, essays, and juvenile works as well as poetry and fiction. These books have immortalized his native hill country.
Stuart also taught and lectured extensively. His teaching experience ranged from the one-room schoolhouses of his youth in eastern Kentucky to the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and embraced years of service as school superintendent, high school teacher and high school principal. “First, last, always,” said Jesse Stuart, “I am a teacher. . . . Good teaching is forever, and the teacher is immortal.”
Stuart wrote eight books for young people. The Jesse Stuart Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the legacy of Jesse Stuart, is making these books available to a new generation of readers. A Penny's Worth of Character, Hie to the Hunters, A Jesse Stuart Reader, A Ride With Huey the Engineer, The Beatinest Boy, and The Rightful Owner have recently been re-issued. Red Mule will be followed by a biography of Jesse Stuart for young readers.
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