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Hunt, L. J.
THE ABERNATHY BOYS
New York : HarperCollins, 2004
IL 306, RL 5.4
ISBN 0060292598
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Brace yourself for the adventure of a lifetime as you step back in time with 9 year old Bud Abernathy and his 5 year old brother, Temple. The year is 1909 and Bud is just itching to explore the open trails of the Wild West. With his fatherís blessing and his young brother for companionship, Bud mounts his horse and takes to the trail. Come on along as the boys make their way from Oklahoma through the panhandle of Texas on into New Mexico. Be prepared for dangerous encounters with rattlesnakes, dust storms, outlaws, scorpions and a batch of bad water. This fictionalized account of Budís journey will have you on the edge of your saddle!  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)
SUBJECTS:     Abernathy, Louis, 1900- -- Fiction.
                        Abernathy, Temple, 1904- -- Fiction.
                        Brothers -- Fiction.
                        West (U.S.) -- History -- Fiction.
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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