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Thorndike Press large print western
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scott County PL - Scottsburg FIC JIL (Text) 35830801840686 Large Print - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410489531
  • ISBN: 1410489531
  • Physical Description: 291 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a division of Gale,Cengage Learning, 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."--Amazon.com
Subject: Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Widowers > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Kiowa INdiana > Fiction.
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United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction

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