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Publisher Comments:

Three warnings for readers who hate surprises: 1. Beware of slivers, 2. and gamblers, 3. and aces.

Zebulon Crabtree found all that out the hard way back in 1849 when his mother and father shipped him off to St. Louis to apprentice with a tanner. Too bad he had serious allergies to fur and advice from his parents. Hearing the beat of a different drummer, Zeb takes up with a riverboat gambler who has some special plans for him, crosses paths with a slave who turns out to be a better friend than cook, and learns that some Indian medicine men can see even though blind. And then theres the Brotherhood—the one that Zeb cant seem to get out of . . . Lucky for us, the price of living in turbulent times is often a good story, and Zeb spins an unforgettable one.

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In 1849, Zeb's parents ship him off to St. Louis to become an apprentice tanner, but the naive twelve-year-old rebels, casting his lot with a cheating riverboat gambler, while a slave and an Indian medicine man try to get Zeb back on the right path. Includes historical notes, glossary, and bibliographical references.

About the Author

Joseph Helgerson lives in Minneapolis with his wife, daughter, and son. He grew up in a small town on the Mississippi River, where his parents often took him and his brothers sandbar camping. Today he carries on that tradition with his own family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547394466
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Subject:
Conduct of life
Author:
Joseph Helgerson
Author:
Helgerson, Joseph
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys & Men
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Business, Careers, Occupations
Publication Date:
June 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
4-7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Age Level:
9-12

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Children's » Reference » Careers
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Values and Virtues

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"Synopsis" by , In 1849, Zeb's parents ship him off to St. Louis to become an apprentice tanner, but the naive twelve-year-old rebels, casting his lot with a cheating riverboat gambler, while a slave and an Indian medicine man try to get Zeb back on the right path. Includes historical notes, glossary, and bibliographical references.
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