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Adventures in the West : stories for young readers

Author: Susanne George-Bloomfield; Eric Melvin Reed
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of adventure stories set in the American West, originally published in "Youth's Companion" and "St. Nicholas," two of the most popular children's magazines in the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Western fiction
Western stories
Nonfiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, Juvenile audience, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne George-Bloomfield; Eric Melvin Reed
ISBN: 9780803259744 0803259743
OCLC Number: 122291150
Description: xix, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Póh-hlaik, the cave boy / by Charles Fletcher Lummis --
McCoy's stampede / by George Washington Ogden, illustrated by George Varian --
Sister Anne and the cowboy / by Charlotte M. Vaile, illustrated by M. Eckerson --
Where the buffaloes begin / by Olaf Baker, illustrated by Paul Bransom --
Her neighbor's claim / by May Roberts Clark --
Kit / by Major Charles Askins, illustrated by F.L. Fithian --
The black hero of the ranges / by Enoch Josiah Mills, illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull --
Smiley Hewitt and the prairie-wolf / by John R. Spears --
When Jennie saved the windmill / by Clara L. Dobson --
A little maverick / by Patience Stapleton, illustrated by W.F. Stecher --
Our first well in Nebraska / by Fitzroy Greenleaf, illustrated by W.F. Stecher --
The McCulloughs of the bluff / by Elia Wilkinson Peattie, illustrated by W.F. Stecher --
How the parsonage was papered / by Susan Hubbard Martin --
The doctor's visit / by Hamlin Garland --
In common / by Laura Tilden Kent, illustrated by W.F. Stecher --
A matter of nationality / by Edith Ronald Mirrielees --
The little nugget strike / by George Edmands Merrill, illustrated by A.C. Redwood --
The buffalo hunt / by James Willard Schultz --
"Old Glory" in the desert / by Ralph Delahaye Paine, illustrated by W.L. Jacobs --
A native teacher / by Frances McElrath --
Fairy "Spuds" / by Theodora Marshall Inglis, illustrated by B.J. Rosenmeyer --
The common sense of John Thomas / by Henry Spofford Canfield --
The successes of Jimmy Sylvester / by Leonard Kingsley Smith --
The girls at Overtown / by Mary Austin --
A life like Maggy's / by Marianne Gauss, illustrated by Thomas Fogarty --
Aunt Phroney's boy / by L. Frank Baum.
Responsibility: Susanne George Bloomfield & Eric Melvin Reed.
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Before MP3 players, DVDs, and video games, before even TV and radio, American children entertained themselves by reading. This title aims to bring together twenty-six stories from "The Youth's  Read more...

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