Growing up female in 1899 did not allow many choices. Callie, fortunately, has Grandpa and together they immerse themselves in natural science and forever change the course of Callie’s life. Ross’s performance makes Callie’s quest to become the woman she is meant to be a passionate and believable affair. Ages 10 -14.
Guns and outlaws may crowd the pages of this book, but the true story of a former slave, crack shot, and wily lawman is the stuff of legends. Text that reads like a tall tale and dramatic paintings provide an exciting picture of the life of an unsung hero of the American West.
Photos and cartoons enhance this lively account of Sam Clemens' early life in the Wild West. Fleishman's lively writing is worthy of his subject: author, lecturer, prospector, journalist and yes, occasionally, scallywag.