Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Hemphill Helen
Thirteen-year-old Prometheus Jones and his eleven-year-old cousin Omer flee Tennessee and join a cattle drive that will eventually take them to Texas, where Prometheus hopes his father lives, and they find adventure and face challenges as African Americans in a land still recovering from the Civil War.

2 comments:

Anne E. Carroll said...

...a great read, and it is sure to hold the attention of any young readers interested in cowboys or life out West in the late 1800s.

Julie said...

This is high adventure and lots of fun! If parents or grandparents are wanting to give this as a special gift, they can contact Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville and have the author personalize a copy and the bookstore will ship it...making it like buying on Amazon, only better! There are two fun booktrailers on YouTube to catch the attention of middle school readers too:)-- just type in the author, Helen Hemphill's, name on Youtube and the videos will pop up. Thanks for a terrific review!