The Great Turkey Walk

The Great Turkey Walk

Book - 1998
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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 birds across 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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374327736
Branch Call Number: j F KARR K
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 22 cm.


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Feb 07, 2016

This is a humorous story of a young man growing up who takes on a great challenge. Along the way he learns the value of hard work, loyalty to friends, and the importance of completing what you start. Good read for late elementary and early middle school students.

Sep 27, 2012

This is an absolutely beautiful book. Filled with less caustic Mark Twain-style wit and compassion. It deals with the issue of black slavery and first nations displacement with sensitive irony. Provides an exciting and interesting view into the further settlement of the west. A lovely story of a young man of great character who comes into his own, against all odds.


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whiteshadow13 Jan 31, 2012

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.


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