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Selling Points: "The American West, history, coming of age"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Nov/01/2011
Fiction Ages 12+
Tri State YA Book Review Committee - March 1, 2012
"A perfect book for boys looking to experience life during the Wild West."
VOYA - December 1, 2011
"[This] coming-of-age tale is filled with history, including an eyewitness account about what really happened at the Alamo, which is again referenced in the climax. Wilson, an award-winning Canadian author, captures the dichotomy building in Jim as he seeks his place in a world rife with violence and treachery."
Kirkus Reviews - September 21, 2011
"Action fans will thrill to the gunplay and other dangers. James' conflicting feelings about his archetypically dangerous friend—and also a telling conversation with an old Mexican survivor of the Alamo about the difference between legend and reality—introduce thought provoking elements. A tale of the Old West with a sturdy historical base and nary a dull moment."
TriState YA Review Group Book of Note, commended
CCBC Best Books, commended
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