Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?
Big, brawny Simon Green, who's just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but he's nobody's fool. When it's time to be done with school and make his way in the world, Simon hatches a plan that could earn him a bundle. He intends to herd a huge flock of bronze turkeysall the way from his home in eastern Missouri to the boomtown of Denver, where they'll fetch a mighty price. In the year 1860, the hazards of such a trek are many - how does one shepherd the birds across a river, for instance? - but Simon is undaunted. Accompanied by a faithful drover, and eventually to be joined by two boon companions, he undertakes the biggest journey of his young life, in this high-spirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.
|Product dimensions:||5.15(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.53(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Kathleen Karr is the author of many novels for young readers, most recently Man of the Family. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just read this book and it's outstanding. I'm have way through it. When my mom tells me I have to go to bed I say just one more paragraph. She'll say, no then I say a sentence, she'll say no. Then I say a word, and somtimes I can but the I do a paragraph instead.I like is book so much my mom has to come to cheak on me because I read at night.
It was a great book I read it because I was in a book club, my teacher said that it was a great book and it was. It was about a 15 year old boy named Simon Green traveling all the way from Missouri to Denver with a thousend turkeys and on his way he meet a few friends and foes. It was a good book thats all i will tell you about it now you have to read it to find out the rest.
I read this book about a year ago, and have laughed about it many times since. A Determined boy sets out at the greatest odds to herd a thousand turkeys to Denver- and picks up a few friends and foes along the way. The plot is quick and fun, and the characters are real people you can relate to. It makes you wonder- could I do something like that? Good and wholesome reading for all ages.