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Escape to Fort Abercrombie

by Simar, Candace,

Format: Print Book [2018]
Availability: On Order 1 copy
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"Mama and little Elsa are kidnapped by Indians. As his father lies dying, fourteen-year-old Ryker Landstad promises to take the nine-year-old twins to safety and rescue Mama and Elsa. It takes all Ryker's gumption, to reach the fort, only to discover that Fort Abercrombie is besieged by 500 warriors"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Set on the desolate prairie of Dakota and western Minnesota, Escape to Fort Abercrombie follows 14-year-old Ryker and his 9-year-old twin siblings, Sven and Klara, as they flee from a deadly Sioux attack on their homestead. Arriving home from school, they find their mother and baby sister gone and their father dying with an arrow in his chest. Desperate for help, they decide to walk to Fort Abercrombie, a poorly manned Civil War-era fort on the bank of the Red River, and they are joined by their faithful dog, Beller, and a neighbor boy, Johnnie. Days become a week and then more as they struggle onward, never quite sure where they are in the tall prairie grass. Finally floating down the river in the dark of night, they escape the Sioux and arrive at the fort. Simar's (Birdie, 2014) short, repetitive sentences suit the narrative, and the struggles as the kids mature feel authentic. The bittersweet ending leaves the reader just the right amount of unfinished drama to complete the next chapter in his or her own mind. A good read.--Quist, Reg Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects FICTION -- Historical.
FICTION -- Westerns.
Western stories.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :[2018]
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description pages
ISBN 9781432838188
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