The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana)

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana)

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by Robert Lewis Taylor
     
 

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Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849. This million-copy Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California.

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Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849. This million-copy Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California.

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Library Journal
If Huck Finn had gone West during the Gold Rush and lived to tell about it, he might have sounded much like Jaimie McPheeters in describing his incredibly hazardous trek by wagon train to California in 1849. Jaimie shares the storytelling with his father, an intelligent Scottish doctor whose ebullient personality is only slightly undermined by a weakness for gambling and strong drink. Reader Michael Lee is totally convincing as he reproduces, first, the thick Scottish brogue of the father; and then, the excited innocence of 14-year-old Jaimie. This audiobook's appended afterword, citing the author's impeccable research, makes it clear why the book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959. Like Lonesome Dove (Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/93), another Pulitzer Prize winner, it transforms history into breathtaking adventure. Highly recommended.-- Jo Carr, Sarasota, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307768674
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
548
Sales rank:
322,932
File size:
2 MB

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Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book at the age of 13 after watching the T.V. show starring Kurt Russell and Dan O'Herlihy. The book fascinated, educated, and enthralled me over the years. Each time I reread the novel, I came away with something new! It took almost 40 years for me to find a reprinting to replace my well-worn, pocket-sized copy. Give it a shot. It's a great read with truly endearing characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this EBooks twenty bucks? I will check it out at the library rather than pay twenty bucks for an electronic version. Disappointed in you, B&N.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but not equal to Lonesome Dove.