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The adventurous deeds of Deadwood Jones

Author: Helen Hemphill
Publisher: Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hemphill, Helen, 1955-
Adventurous deeds of Deadwood Jones.
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, ©2008
(DLC) 2008005422
Named Person: Edward L Wheeler; Edward L Wheeler; Edward L Wheeler
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Hemphill
OCLC Number: 1024174239
Awards: Short-listed for Beehive Awards (Fiction) 2011
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: Some devilment send me packing --
Fate steps in on the way to Texas --
A curious cowboy gives me some news --
We ride in Nebraska --
Me and good eye go for a swim --
I make a pact with Rio, then spay my first Indian --
Pawnee come calling --
The herd takes a run --
Good eye travels the crossroads --
We reach Ogallala --
The Pawnee works some magic --
Soldiers hunt for Rio --
Beck's temper shows itself --
We head west to Sidney --
Nack tells a story, and Beck plays a trick --
The North Platte betrays us --
We say good-bye to a cowboy --
We travel on to Buffalo gap --
We make a run for Deadwood --
The past catches up with me --
I win a nickname --
I am put on trial --
News comes from Texas --
I go home.
Responsibility: Helen Hemphill.
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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.

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