Synopses & Reviews
"A picaresque novel in the manner of Mark Twain." (The Horn Book)
This Twain-like novel features 14-year-old Henry as the wry narrator who tells of his comic adventures in 1848 Missouri. When a lie to his older brother Charles about their cousin being seen living with an Indian tribes leads them on an eventful search, the journey paints a picture of frontier prejudices with seriocomic overtones. A National Book Award Finalist.
About the Author
Bruce Clements is also the author of many other books, including Tom Loves Anna Loves Tom, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Windham, Connecticut.