Gary Paulsen is a prolific American writer of young adult literature, best known for coming-of-age stories about the wilderness. Three of Paulsen's books were given Newbery Honors: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. Paulsen joined a carnival at the age of 14 and had many jobs before deciding to be a writer: engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, and even an Iditarod dogsled racer, which all have contributed to his vast bibliography.
The Legend of the Red Horse Cavern (World of Adventure Series)by Gary Paulsen, Steve Chorney (Illustrator)
Deep in the damp, dark caverns of the Sacramento Mountains, Will "Little Bear" Tucker and his friend Sarah Thompson discover the secret of an ancient Apache legend. But armed bandits are after them. A headless Indian brave haunts them. And when they lose their way, they may not escape the eerie underground maze alive.
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While exploring some caverns, Will and Sarah find a treasure but also a threat. They may not get out of those caverns alive! Paulsen begins this book with Will pretending to be the young brave about whom the caverns have a famous legend. Paulsen breaks away from the fantasy to reality, starting the plot of this story. This is sure to suck in those young readers, helping them to imagine adventures they would like to have! Like all of Paulsen books, this one is sure to appeal to the young with a thirst for adventure. His characters always ring true, as they lead the young reader on an adventure that children only dream about. His settings are always vivid, making the adventure even more exciting. His writing is so smooth and effortless, even the young reader will forget she is reading. Every young adventurer will love this book!