Item description for In the Heart of the Rockies by G. A. Henty, Lost Classics & G. C. Hindley...
Overview Packed with adventure - from gold mining, to running the unexplored Colorado River rapids, to surviving a mountain winter with nothing but ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance - this story follows Tom Wade as he goes West as a boy and returns as a man. Revealing the rugged character demanded of mountain men by their environment and times, this book describes the challenges of the American West - a part of our heritage that helped make our country great.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.56" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher INTREPID GROUP?LOST CLASSICS
Grade Level Middle School
ISBN 1890623083 ISBN13 9781890623081
Availability 0 units.
More About G. A. Henty, Lost Classics & G. C. Hindley
A storyteller who specialized in blending authentic historical facts with exciting fictional characters, Henty produced more than 140 books and achieved a reputation as "The Prince of Storytellers." Immensely popular and widely used in schools for many years, Henty's novels continue to fire young imaginations with their spirited tales of adventure amid exciting historical times.
G. A. Henty was born in 1832 and died in 1902.
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Reviews - What do customers think about In the Heart of the Rockies?
True History Jul 11, 2000
This book, although fiction, is true history. It was written by Henty in 1894. It's a classic adventure novel right up there in the ranks of Swiss Family Robinson. Henty was an outstanding writer of his time. It's very easy to get lost in this book, I'd be suprised if anyone could read it without putting it down. It's full of references and dialect of days long gone by. I want to jump into a time machine and go live with Tom for a while and quit worrying about traffic and work. I am fortune enough to own an original 1894 hard copy of this book that was given to me by a family friend and will cherrish it for ever.
This book is really exciting and informative. Feb 26, 1999
This book presents a factual side of western history in an exciting way! That is very rare these days. From the first few pages, you are drawn in by young Tom's determination to join his uncle in Colorado and the dangers, joys, and sorrows he encounters along the way. I read this book in five days; it is an impossible put-down! All those who love history or just great stories will love this book.