Synopses & Reviews
Twelve-year-old Jimmy Spoon yearns for a life of adventure. So when two Shoshoni boys offer him a horse, Jimmy sneaks away from his family in Salt Lake City to follow the boys. When Jimmy arrives at the Shoshoni camp, he discovers that he is expected to stay--as a member of the tribe!
Inspired by the memoirs of a white man who actually lived with Chief Washakie's tribe as a boy in the mid-1800s, The Legend of Jimmy Spoon is a compelling coming-of-age adventure.
"[A] carefully researched, sympathetic, well-balanced picture of life on the frontier; authentic details of daily life are deftly woven into a moving story."--Kirkus Reviews
"Vividly real."--The Bulletin
"An exciting story."--VOYA
The adventures of a twelve-year-old white boy living among the Shoshoni Indians during the early frontier days
About the Author
KRISTIANA GREGORY is the author of Earthquake at Dawn, The Legend of Jimmy Spoon, and Jenny of the Tetons, which won a Golden Kite Award and was an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She began writing when she was eight years old. She has worked as a reporter, an editor, and a children's book reviewer. She lives with her family in Boise, Idaho.