Jim Keath was a young farm boy impatient for adventure when his Uncle Russell showed up.
With rapt attention, he listened to his Uncle’s stories of Indians and wild prairies.
Awestruck, Jim secretly followed his uncle as he traveled out west.
By the time his uncle realized what had happened it was too late to turn back.
Everything had been fine, until that fateful day the day the grizzly got him.
It happened so fast. One minute they were hunting, the next he was running through the forest, an angry bear hot on his heels.
The chase didn’t last long. He took one final shot before the bear was on him, the icey hot talons tearing into him, then blackness.
When he woke up he found himself in a Crow village.
He was surrounded by a world he had never seen. One that he eventually became part of.
No longer was he Jim Keath, runaway farm boy, but Talks Alone, son of Scalp Necklace the Chief of the Crow.
He was no longer a white man but an Indian. Or so he thought.
He had been a part of their village until two years ago.
Longing to become part of the white man’s world and to speak English once more, Jim left the village where he had lived and once again entered the world of the white trapper
But now even this world of his was falling apart.
But then one day a letter arrived.
For the first time in over seven years, Jim heard from his brother Jonnie. Jonnie needed his help claiming land in Willamette Valley.
With the arrival of his brother’s letter and their reunion, Jim begins his journey to find himself to finally answer the question of who he is. Crow or white man.
Author: Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw
Publisher: Puffin books; Reprint edition(October 7, 1986)
Age range: 11 and up
Media type: Paperback
Series: Puffin Newbery Library
What to Expect: Adventure, Excitement, Thrill
What I liked about Moccasin Trail;
I really liked all the action and adventure in this book.
Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw is an excellent writer.
She managed to write the book in such a way that it draws you in. You care about what happens to the characters.
What I didn’t like about Moccasin Trail;
I didn’t like the parts where it says someone is wearing a breach-cloth.
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