Synopses & Reviews
Carrie Hill hates Indians. Indians killed her parents and ruined her life.
With nowhere else to go, fifteen-year-old Carrie signs on to help care for the family of Beaver Dick Leigh, an English trapper. To her dismay, Carrie discovers that Beaver Dick's wife, Jenny, is a Shoshoni Indian! But as Carrie's wounds heal under Jenny's gentle care, she begins to respect and love this kind woman.
Beginning each chapter with an excerpt from Beaver Dick Leigh's actual journals, Kristiana Gregory brings alive the people and the dramatic setting of a bygone era.
"A thoroughly involving story. . . . An impressive first novel."--Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will relish each page."--Publishers Weekly
"Smashing. . . . . I am as impressed with the emotion Kristiana Gregory has packed into her novel as I am with her vivid and detailed picture of pioneer life in America in the 1870s."--Clyde Robert Bulla
The Golden Kite Award-winning story of Shoshoni Indian Jenny Leigh and her pioneer life in America in the 1870s
About the Author
KRISTIANA GREGORY has been a reporter, an editor, and a children's book reviewer. She wrote Jenny of the Tetons to honor the memory of Jenny Leigh, a woman who "symbolizes other women and other American Indians who have been lost to history." Kristiana Gregory is also the author of The Legend of Jimmy Spoon and Earthquake at Dawn. She lives in Boise, Idaho.