Danger on Panther Peak

Danger on Panther Peak

by Bill Wallace


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ISBN-13: 9781416941101
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 01/29/2008
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 330,151
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bill Wallace grew up in Oklahoma. Along with riding their horses, he and his friends enjoyed campouts and fishing trips. Toasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories to scare one another, and catching fish was always fun.
One of the most memorable trips took place on the far side of Lake Lawtonka, at the base of Mt. Scott. He and his best friend, Gary, spent the day shooting shad with bow and arrows, cutting bank poles, and getting ready to go when their dads got home from work.
Although there was no "monster" in Lake Lawtonka, one night there was a "sneak attack" by a rather large catfish tail. Checking the bank poles was not nearly as fun or "free" after that point, but it was the inspiration for this story.
Bill Wallace has won nineteen children's state awards and been awarded the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Children's Literature from the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

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Danger on Panther Peak 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
caltstatt on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Tom is a boy who lives with his parents, sister, and grandfather on a farm in southwestern Oklahoma. He is bored with country life in the beginning due to just moving from a city, but his grandpa tells him of the nearby mountains and all there is to explore. Tom finds a friend named Justin who lives through the pass. Tom's grandpa warns him of Panther Peak and tells him to stay away from that area. Tom and Justin think the stories of panthers are not true and begin exploring in that area. One day while swimming Tom comes face to face with the panther and is frightened, but is not sure of what it was because he had never seen a panther before. During the winter neighbors and Tom's family begin losing livestock to the panther and the men go hunting it, but fail. One evening when Tom's sister is sick and is taken to the hospital the panther shows up while Tom and his grandpa are milking the cows. The panther runs away, but grandpa falls and breaks his hip and Tom must drag him to the house all the while a terrible snow storm is blowing through. Then Tom must ride to Justin's house to get help. The panther finds him and Justin is able to shoot the panther just before it attacks him. His father finds him passed out with the panther on top of him, dead.This was an exciting story and would be a great book for boys around 8-11 years old. It would be entertaining for a class of boys to read and since the setting is in Oklahoma, a geography lesson could be intertwined.
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This book will be the best book you ever read! Its about a city boy who never heard about the country. He moves in with his grandpa. then a blizard hits and Tom's grandpa gets hurt. Read the book to find out more!