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The Rifle

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Publisher Comments:

I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road. Something in father, something not of words or of actions but of the essential substance of the human spirit, had reached out and spoken to him and he had replied to it and had unlocked a part of himself to us. He was far off and unapproachable at times even when he was right there with you. The Starrett familys life forever changes when a man named Shane rides out of the great glowing West and up to their farm in 1889. Young Bob Starrett is entranced by this stoic stranger who brings a new energy to his family. Shane stays on as a farmhand, but his past remains a mystery. Many folks in their small Wyoming valley are suspicious of Shane, and make it known that he is not welcome. But dangerous as Shane may seem, he is a staunch friend to the Starretts—and when a powerful neighboring rancher tries to drive them out of their homestead, Shane becomes entangled in the deadly feud. This classic Western, originally published in 1949, is a profoundly moving story of the influence of a singular character on one boys life.

Synopsis:

A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident

Synopsis:

Shane, a stranger the Starretts take in to their home in Wyoming in 1889, becomes involved in a feud between a cattle rancher and the local homesteaders.

Synopsis:

A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident in this timely tale. With subtle mastery and precision, this tough, thought-provoking novel challenges the idea that firearms don't become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands.
    
Each book includes a reader's guide.

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152058395
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Author:
Smith, Roland
Author:
Schaefer, Jack
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
History
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Rifles
Subject:
Situations / Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Violence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Westerns
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in 0.19 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 176 pages Harcourt Paperbacks - English 9780152058395 Reviews:
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A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident

"Synopsis" by ,
Shane, a stranger the Starretts take in to their home in Wyoming in 1889, becomes involved in a feud between a cattle rancher and the local homesteaders.
"Synopsis" by ,
A treasured rifle passed down through generations is the cause of a tragic accident in this timely tale. With subtle mastery and precision, this tough, thought-provoking novel challenges the idea that firearms don't become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands.
    
Each book includes a reader's guide.

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