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  • 11 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 13 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print Western series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron LP JIL (Text) 75253000055146 Adult Large Print Available -
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston LP JIL (Text) 38209000878499 Large Print Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton LP W JIL (Text) 36806010284980 WESTERNS Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington W JIL LPT (Text) 32572000560789 CVBPLC Western Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF WEST JIL (Text) 33187004239691 Large Print Fiction Checked out 07/13/2019
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg LP JIL (Text) 39970001392199 LP Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20739] ISLM PR9199.3.J54 N49 2016b (Text) 00000106644834 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20739] ISLM PR9199.3.J54 N49 2016b (Text) 00000106644859 Browsing Collection Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP JIL (Text) 78731000494381 Large Print In transit -
Spencer Co PL - Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) FIC JIL LgP (Text) 70741100108832 Adult Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781410489531
  • ISBN: 1410489531
  • Physical Description: 291 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.

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"In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember-strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become-in the eyes of the law-a kidnapper himself."
Subject: Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Widowers > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Kiowa Indians > Fiction.
Large type books.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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