A Tale of the Western Plains (Dover Children's Classics)

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G. A. Henty has a wonderful talent for combining history and fiction for children. In this thrilling adventure story, he transports young readers back to the early days of the American frontier with a narrative that's as educational as it is exciting. His rip-roaring story follows the exploits of Hugh Tunstall, a young English lad who leaves England for Texas, where he experiences, firsthand, the lawlessness of the Far West. Facing the challenges of life in an untamed wilderness, Hugh finds work on a cattle ranch, encounters hostile Indians, and chases kidnappers. The absorbing narrative also offers authentic accounts of mining camps, lumberjacking, cattle ranching, and trapping, with some riveting scenes of gunfights, wildfires, horse races, roundups, and daring rescues thrown in for good measure.
A treat for adventure-loving readers everywhere, this rousing tale will be welcomed by Henty fans of all ages.

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G. A. Henty's specialty was combining history and fiction for children. I A Tale of the Western Plains he crafts a rousing adventure story drawing on real life cowboy stories. "In treating cowboy life," Henty tells us, "indeed, it may well be said that truth is stranger than fiction." The result: a con't-put-it-down story that transports children back to the early days of the Wild West.

Like all G. A. Henty's fiction, A Tale of the Western Plains paints a picture of a world all children should know. A world where courage, daring, and virtue are all part of a young man's life--and are part of what made America great.

Recommended for Ages 10 and up.

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G. A Henty is a Victorian literary phenomenon whose 144 books and myriad short stories have long enthralled adults and children alike.George Grant

G. A Hentys specialty was combining history and fiction for children. In A Tale of the Western Plains the nineteenth century author crafts an exciting adventure story drawing on real life cowboy stories. In treating cowboy life, Henty tells us, indeed, it may well be said that truth is stranger than fiction. The result: a cant-put-it-down story that transports children back to the early days of the Wild West--

"Five hundred dollars reward. The above sum will be paid by James Campbell, attorney, San Fransisco, to any one who will give him information as to the whereabouts of William Tunstall, who was last heard of four years ago in California."

"A simple ad in a Sacramento paper. A simple ad that changes Bill Tunstalls life and the life of his young nephew, Hugh."

From California during the Gold Rush to the English countryside and its landed gentry and back to Americas vast land of cowboys and Indians, Hentys riproaring story follows Hugh Tunstalls exploits from England to the American West. Hughs exploits in America start in Texas where the lawlessness of the West rears its ugly head. Working on a cattle ranch . . . fighting Indians . . . chasing kidnappers all play a part in Hughs escapades in the West.

Valuable Bonus for Homeschoolers. Includes a Build-Your-Vocabulary Glossary of some 430 words and definitions. Each word is cross-referenced with its page number so children can easily go back and see how it is used in the story.

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