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Every Hidden Thing

by Kenneth Oppel
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: 19th century

Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones in this epic tale that combines the hunt for a dinosaur skeleton, a mysterious legend, bitter rivalries and a forbidden romance

Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in ancient rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. Some leg …

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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse
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Victorio's War

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, 19th century, native american

Jim Doolen discovered his father's fate in Written in Blood and met Billy the Kid in Ghost Moon. Now, in the final installment of The Desert Legends Trilogy, he's a scout for the Army in the middle of a brutal war to force Victorio's Apaches onto a reservation far from their traditional lands.
Deeply troubled by the violence he's witnessed and been …

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Ghost Moon

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, violence, 19th century

In the second installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, Ghost Moon follows young James Doolen's story after he discovers the terrible truth about his father in Written in Blood. The year is 1878, and young Jim is not yet ready to return to Canada. Instead he heads up to New Mexico in hopes of finding work and building a life. On the way he meets B …

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Written in Blood

by John Wilson
edition: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, 19th century, general (see also headings under social themes)

Set in the harsh desert world of the Arizona Territory and northern Mexico during the 1870s, Written in Blood, the first installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, follows young Jim Doolen as he attempts to find some trace of the father who abandoned his family ten years earlier. As he travels through a scorched landscape very different from the lu …

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