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Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims

Alan K. Garinger

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ISBN 10: 0871952661 / ISBN 13: 9780871952660
Published by Indiana Historical Society Press
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Title: Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Orphaned at thirteen, pioneer Joshua Sims joins a survey crew helping to build Michigan Road in order to pay for his family's northern Indiana homestead. When the surveyors' ink supply is accidentally lost in the Tippecanoe River, Sims is ordered to travel alone to Detroit, Michigan, to obtain more. Traveling by foot, boat, and horseback, Sims meets runaway slaves, Native Americans, canal builders, and other frontier figures as he journeys to Fort Wayne, across Lake Erie, and along the Sauk Trail in Michigan. Sims's encounters force him to re-evaluate his beliefs about the people in the rapidly changing land he now calls home.

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Alan K. Garinger is a past recipient of the Indiana Outstanding Young Educator and Indiana Outstanding Community Educator awards and is also the author of the Jeremiah Stokely series. His novel Torch in the Darkness: The Tale of a Boy Artist in th Renaissance, published in 2000 by Guild Press of Indiana, was a Young Hoosier Reader Award nominee.

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