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The Resource News of the world, by Paulette Jiles, (large print)

News of the world, by Paulette Jiles, (large print)

Label
News of the world
Title
News of the world
Statement of responsibility
by Paulette Jiles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna<U+0019>s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember<U+0015>strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become<U+0015>in the eyes of the law<U+0015>a kidnapper himself."--Amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jiles, Paulette
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.J54
LC item number
N49 2016b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print western
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Widowers
  • Orphans
  • Kiowa Indians
  • Large type books
  • United States
Label
News of the world, by Paulette Jiles, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489531
Lccn
2016040096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn957581553
  • (OCoLC)957581553
  • 1943892
Label
News of the world, by Paulette Jiles, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489531
Lccn
2016040096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn957581553
  • (OCoLC)957581553
  • 1943892

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