Peter Becomes a Trail Man by William C. Carson
  

Synopsis

Peter Becomes a Trail Man by William C. Carson

Set in the early 1850s, this is a gripping Santa Fe Trail story for young readers. Peter Bowen is a twelve-year-old St Louis boy whose mother has recently died and whose father has gone to Santa Fe to seek his fortune. A St Louis friend agrees to care for Peter. When his father's acquaintance Uncle Seth returns to St Louis, he checks on Peter. The lonely boy persuades his Uncle, a weather-beaten trapper, to take him to Santa Fe to be with his father. Uncle Seth leads their wagon train through an Indian attack, desertion by greenhorns, a buffalo stampede, a violent storm, and other hardships. When Peter finally reaches his destination, he finds that his father has left Santa Fe. He must go on another journey, one that almost proves fatal.

Reviews

Wittily written, Carson's work makes a pleasant introduction to this segment of American history... -- St Louis Post, December 2002. The lively drawings and artistic maps add a rich texture to this wonderful narrative... -- Santa Fe Herald, October 2002.

About the Author

William C Carson

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Author

William C. Carson
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Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Publication date

15th September 2002

ISBN

9780826328953


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