Geronimo by Tanya Landman
  

Geronimo

Written by Tanya Landman
Part of the Reality Check S. Series

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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. This is a fascinating short book detailing an important aspect of American History - that of the native American people, the Apaches. Geromino was a famous Apache who went on fighting the US government and the new settlers even when everything was taken away from him and his people. Some called him a killer whilst others called him brave and a hero. In reality he was only trying to save what was rightfully his and that of his people. How far would you, the reader, go to gain your freedom?

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Geronimo by Tanya Landman

How far would you go to defend your freedom? Apache warrior Geronimo is forced from his homeland, abused and made to live on a reservation, but he never gives up the fight for freedom from the white settlers in America. Will he ever get to return to his homeland? A powerful tale of injustice.

About the Author

Tanya Landman

Carnegie Medal winning Tanya Landman is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. Born and brought up in Kent, Tanya had no intention of becoming a writer until the idea for Waking Merlin popped into her head. "It came from nowhere. It was completely out of the blue." Tanya now lives and works in Bideford and the nearby coastline was the inspiration for her Flotsam & Jetsam series. Tanya's first books were "adventure stories with a sprinkling of magic and spoonful of humour." But then Tanya turned to crime, writing Mondays are Murder (winner of a Red House Book Award) - the first in a series of ten "Agatha-Christie-for-kids" featuring child sleuth Poppy Fields and her friend Graham. Her new highly illustrated series for younger children - Sam Swann’s Movie Mysteries – feature an accident-prone boy sleuth and his faithful canine sidekick Watson. Although she writes across a broad age range, Tanya is best known for her historical novels for young adults. Apache - set in 19th century America - was shortlisted for several UK awards including the Teenage Book Trust and the Carnegie Medal (where it was voted the Shadowing Groups favourite). The US edition won a Borders Original Voices prize and a Spur award from the Western Writers of America. The Goldsmith's Daughter - set in the Aztec empire during the Spanish invasion - was nominated for the Carnegie and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Buffalo Soldier won the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Her latest novel Hell and High Water - a swashbuckling thriller set in 18th century Devon – was shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

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Format

Paperback
67 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Tanya Landman
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

22nd January 2010

ISBN

9781842997536

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