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Water at the Blue Earth

Creel, Ann Howard

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ISBN 10: 1570982090 / ISBN 13: 9781570982095
Published by Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 1998
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1570982090 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Ex-Library This is an ex-school library book with the usual markings, stamps, stickers and pockets and is in overall Good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 014524

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Title: Water at the Blue Earth

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1854, twelve-year-old Wren and her parents move from Boston to the New Mexico territory, where she befriends a blind Ute boy and ultimately must decide whether or not to disobey her father and warn her friend of a surprise attack planned by the settlers.

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Grade 4-6?In 1854, 12-year-old Wren Taylor and her parents travel from Boston to her father's new medical post, Fort Massachusetts, in New Mexico territory. Unsure around other children, Wren gradually befriends Luther, a blind Ute sent to the fort's school to learn English. Together, the friends explore the territory, learning about one another's culture in the process. When tensions between the settlers and the Utes arise, the courageous Wren must decide where her true loyalties lie. The author provides an accurate, fair portrayal of white and Native American characters. A few historical facts have been rearranged for storytelling purposes, but the author has poured a lot of research into a simple telling. Prejudices of the time are incorporated, including the military caste system, but no characters are seen as right or wrong. Wren often seems older than her years, frequently foreshadowing events with her dire predictions. The Ute culture is sympathetically portrayed, although some readers may question the abilities shown by Luther. An easy, worthwhile read that's sure to start discussions of loyalty and the obligations of friendship.?Mary B. McCarthy, Windsor Severance Library District, CO
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