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News of the World



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Author
Jiles, Paulette
Descriptors
Adolescence
American History
Civil War
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Horses
Hostages
Land Rights
Male Experience
Native Americans
Westerns-Historical
Widowers
Wilderness, American
Location/Setting:
Texas
Time Period:
19th Century
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Summary
A veteran of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kidd is 71-years-old when he is hired to return to her family a 10-year-old girl who was raised by Native Americans who killed her parents. He and Johanna, who was six when taken and has forgotten English and life before her Kiowa upbringing, must navigate travelling 400 miles across the dangerous Texas landscape.
Critique
Pitch perfect historical fiction with fully realized characters. Poignant and memorable reading.
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# of Pages
213
Published
2017
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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