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In a rousing coming-of-age story, twelve-year-old Jesse runs away from home and tries to survive on his own in the nearby mountains after striking his father in a fit of rage.
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James Lincoln Collier is a Marshall Cavendish author.From Booklist:
Gr. 5-8. After an argument in which he takes a swing at his father with an axe handle and knocks him out, 12-year-old Jesse leaves his prairie town and heads to the hills. He tries to live as a mountain man but is untutored in wilderness survival. Fortunately, an experienced man teaches Jesse how to live in the woods and also functions as a sort of nineteenth-century anger-management therapist. Gradually, Jesse recovers lost memories and comes to realize why his mother abandoned the family several years earlier. There's also plenty of action in a bear hunt and in confrontations with a dangerous and mentally unstable man. Eventually, Jesse decides to give up mountain life, and he returns home a more mature and self-aware person. Unlike most historical novels, this lacks any sense of time and place, and some readers may have a hard time plowing through Jesse's twangy, first-person narration. Still, the gradually unfolded truth of Jesse's past and the story's moments of excitement can keep the pages turning. Todd Morning
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Book Description Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0761451269
Book Description Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0761451269