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The longest ride

by Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Patrick,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
Call Number  j Fic Patrick,

At fifteen, Midnight Son has already lived quite a courageous life. He has escaped bounty hunters intent on returning him to slavery and has survived a fierce tornado. It seems no challenge is insurmountable for this young cowboy. But when Midnight Son comes upon a vulnerable Indian village during the journey to find his separated family, he knows he must delay his search in order to help his new friends get safely through the final days of the Civil War.

In this companion to The Adventures of Midnight Son , Denise Lewis Patrick tells a powerful coming-of-age story about a young man who discovers the true meaning of responsibility, bravery, and honor in the face of adversity.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-9. In the sequel to The Adventures of Midnight Son (1997), escaped Texas slave Midnight Son has joined a long cattle drive. Haunted by dreams and thoughts of his beloved family, he yearns to return to Texas and help them start a new life. But a blinding snowstorm shuts the trail and separates Midnight from his white cowhand partner, Lou Boy. Rescued by some Arapahos, who first suspect him of working for the U.S. Cavalry, Midnight begins a long journey of trust building and then a literal journey back to Texas and then to Louisiana with tribe members Winter Mary and her brother, Eagle Eye, who are on a quest to find their dead mother's family. The traveling party--which has been reunited with Lou Boy--forms an overly politically correct team of wronged individuals seeking solace, peace, and roots. The characters are appealing nonetheless, and if Midnight is aided by amazing coincidence in easily finding his mother, two sisters, and a third sister who had been sold long ago, the reader will cheer him on. A useful historical novel focusing on slavery, as well as government versus Native American issues. --Anne O'Malley"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Cowboys -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Arapaho Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt & Company,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Sequel to: The adventures of Midnight Son.
Description 164 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 0805047158 (alk. paper)
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