Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill

"Halleloo!" Omer grins, wide and proud.

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Abstract: Thirteen-year-old Prometheus Jones and his eleven-year-old cousin Omer flee Tennessee and join a cattle drive that will eventually take them to Texas, where Prometheus hopes his father lives, and they find adventure and face challenges as African Americans in a land still recovering from the Civil War.

Publisher: Front Street; 228 pages


Mary said...

Julie suggested this title saying: "High adventure for boys and chocked full of historically accurate details about cattle drives, multi-ethnic relations for cowboys and how African-Americans escaped the South after the Civil War and built a new life by going West. Well written and well researched."

DaNae said...

I just put it on my shopping list. There seems to be a echoing wasteland of cowboy books in children's lit. Can anyone recommend more titles?

Jen said...

This was a nice cowboy book. It's based on a real person, and seems to give a more honest perspective of the diversity on our country.