The Great Turkey Walk
The Great Turkey Walk
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Annotation: In 1860, a somewhat simple-minded fifteen-year-old boy attempts to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado, in hopes of selling them at a profit.
Catalog Number: #126431
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Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 2000
Pages: 199 p.
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-374-42798-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-61752-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-374-42798-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-61752-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 97038859
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Subject Heading: Turkeys. Fiction.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 1998)
Kirkus Reviews
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Publishers Weekly
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
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Word Count: 42,539
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 25153 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.8 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q13219
Lexile: 700L

Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys? Big, brawny Simon Green, who's just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but he's nobody's fool. When it's time to be done with school and make his way in the world, Simon hatches a plan that could earn him a bundle. He intends to herd a huge flock of bronze turkeysall the way from his home in eastern Missouri to the boomtown of Denver, where they'll fetch a mighty price. In the year 1860, the hazards of such a trek are many - how does one shepherd the birdsacross a river, for instance? - but Simon is undaunted. Accompanied by a faithful drover, and eventually to be joined by two boon companions, he undertakes the biggest journey of his young life, in this high-spirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.

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