Synopses & Reviews
"Clever, and very funny."--The New York Times
The year is 1862, and twelve-year-old P.K. Pinky” Pinkerton is on the run from Whittlin Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados. P.K. is determined to hold on to Mas last priceless possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. Problem is, thats exactly what Whittlin Walt is after, and hell do just about anything to get his hands on it. P.K. will have to be both clever and cunning to evade the band of outlaws. But time is running out, and no one can run forever. After all, this is the Wild West, and theres hardly a safe place to hide.
"This is excitin' stuff that you quickly start readin' with a frontier twang. It is a good book that should challenge and amuse the upper elementary crowd." Children's Literature
Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister Maude escape their self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier, they begin an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time however, the "wanted woman" isn't a dime-novel villian, it's Sallie's very own sister! What follows is not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how two sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws and lived to tell the tale!
Enamored with Western novels, eleven-year-old Sallie March, an irrepressible tomboy, and her sister Maude flee from their guardians and embark on a grand adventure through the Old West where Maude becomes wanted by the law! Reprint.
After the death of the stern aunt who raised them since they were orphaned, eleven-year-old Sallie and her fifteen-year-old sister escape their self-serving guardians and begin an adventure resembling those in the dime novels Sallie loves to read.
About the Author
Audrey Couloumbis's first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. She lives in upstate New York and Florida with her husband, Akila, and their dog, Phoebe. They have two grown children.