Synopses & Reviews
Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?
Big, brawny Simon Green, who's just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but he's nobody's fool. When it's time to be done with school and make his way in the world, Simon hatches a plan that could earn him a bundle. He intends to herd a huge flock of bronze turkeysall the way from his home in eastern Missouri to the boomtown of Denver, where they'll fetch a mighty price. In the year 1860, the hazards of such a trek are many - how does one shepherd the birds across a river, for instance? - but Simon is undaunted. Accompanied by a faithful drover, and eventually to be joined by two boon companions, he undertakes the biggest journey of his young life, in this high-spirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.
Readers will gobble up this hilarious tale of a boy who resolves to walk 1,000 turkeys from Missouri to Colorado. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year and a "Publisher's Weekly" Best Book.
Fifteen-year-old Simon Green has just completed the third grade (for the fourth time) when Miss Rogers tells him it's time he made his way in the world of 1860. Simon may not be book-smart, but he hatches a plan that could make him a fortune. He intends to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, where meat is scarce and fetches a high price. Bankrolled by Miss Rogers and accompanied by a loyal drover and his dog, four mules, and a wagonload of shelled corn, Simon undertakes the biggest journey of his young life in this wild Wild West adventure.
About the Author
is the author of many novels for young readers, most recently Man of the Family.
She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.