Ghost Over Boulder Creek

Ghost Over Boulder Creek

by Elaine Pease

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BN ID: 2940013601536
Publisher: Filter Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 148
File size: 230 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elaine Pease grew up in San Rafael, California. Her home today is in Colorado. She is passionate about western history. This passion shows in her writing as she combines history and mystery to create exciting stories for young readers. Ghost Over Boulder Creek began when she stumbled upon a real find in the archives of Boulder, Colorado, newspapers. In 1867, the local sheriff and deputy reported seeing a ghost by Boulder Creek. The ghost story tied in with the timing of the Washita River Massacre, Buffalo Bill’s time as an army scout in Colorado, and other important events and people. Weaving fact and fiction, Elaine created a story around a survivor of the massacre—a half-Cheyenne, half-white boy named Run Through Fire.

Elaine is the author of two picture books, <i>I’ll Never Leave</i> and <i>Even Sharks Need Friends</i>, which she also illustrated. Read about these books, more about the author, and enjoy fun activities on her website Elaine is happy to visit your school or literary event. Please contact her through the website.

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Ghost over Boulder Creek 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love you dear *she murmers*
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Indian lore, a dangerous journey, a brave young Indian, a plucky girl who will risk all to help her friend, a great mystery and a ghost story await the young reader who opens the pages of Elaine Pease's debut novel, Ghost Over Boulder Creek. Run Through Fire is a twelve-year-old Cheyenne brave who has seen a lot in his twelve winters. The child of a Cheyenne mother, Smiling Moon, and a white father, William Tull, the boy considers himself a Cheyenne and lives among his mother's people in Oklahoma. His father used to visit as much as he could while working as a ranch hand in far away Colorado until the day he was taken away by white men who accused him of being a horse thief. Run Through Fire never saw his father again, although he hoped to one day travel to Colorado to learn his fate. Ghost Over Boulder Creek deals with some important issues, namely the mistreatment of Native Americans by the ever-increasing populations of white men. Through Run Through Fire's eyes, the reader will experience the joy and frustration of a buffalo hunt, and then see how soldiers, having no respect for the land or animals, slaughter them by the thousands. The conversations that Run Through Fire and Buffalo Bill have are quite interesting, particularly because young readers will be able to see how two people, born of different worlds, interpret the same events. Run Through Fire at first hates this famous cowboy who has been charged with his protection but after several talks, as they make their way through snow-laden fields, the relationship slowly evolves and both man and boy grow in their understanding of the other. Quill says: Mystery, intrigue and a great ghost story make Ghost over Boulder Creek a book young historical fiction fans should check out!