The Great Turkey Walk

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By Kathleen Karr
Publisher Square Fish
The Great Turkey Walk
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Yeeeeeeehaw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?Big, brawny Simon Green, whos just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but hes nobodys fool. When its 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 theyll 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 highspirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.

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42352 words42,352 words
208 pages208 pages
Lexile 700LLexile 700L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 2000Published 2000

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