The Devil's Paintbox (Paperback) - McKernan, Victoria

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In an adventure-filled and historically accurate new novel about two orphans and their journey on the Oregon Trail, the author of "Shackleton''s Stowaway" captures both the peril and stunning beauty of the Western frontier. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780440239628
SKU 213898157
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440239621
Release Date 10/12/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1.25T
Praise
"This action-packed novel has all the elements of a good Western...Fans of wilderness survival stories or adventures sagas will appreciate it most."
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Annotation Left orphaned and starving on a Kansas farm, teen siblings Aiden and Maddy find themselves saved when Aiden agrees to become a logger in a Washington camp in return for a wagon train taking them West in the 1860s. While the two finally have full bellies, they must cope with a lively cast of characters and the very challenging moral issue of Nez Perce Indians in search of small pox vaccine. Compelling historical fiction, this story is both moving and heartbreaking.
Editors Note It is April 1865. Aiden and Maddy Lynch have barely survived a brutal winter alone on the remains of their family’s drought-ravaged Kansas farm when an unlikely savior appears one morning. Jefferson J. Jackson is looking for strong men to work in the Seattle lumber camps, not a half-starved teenager with a useless girl in tow, but somehow the pair convinces him to let them join his wagon train.It is a chance at a new life for Aiden and Maddy, but one that is two thousand rough and perilous miles away. “It’s said there’s a grave a mile on the Oregon Trail,” Jackson tells them bluntly. And Aiden soon learns that the greatest dangers go beyond storms, stampedes, and rattlesnakes. When smallpox, “the devil’s paint,” threatens an Indian community Aiden has befriended, his loyalties, wits, and courage are severely tested.Adventure-filled and historically accurate, Victoria McKernan’s novel captures both the peril and stunning beauty of the frontier West in an epic American story at once sweeping and intimate, heartbreaking and hopeful. 
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0359
Publisher Laurel Leaf Library
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