Fifteen year old Simon green has just completed the 3 rd grade (for the 4 th time) when Miss Rogers tells him it is time to make his way in the world of 1860. Simon may not be book smart, but he hatches a plan that could make him a fortune. He intends to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver where meat is scarce and fetches a high price. Bankrolled by Miss Rogers and accompanied by a loyal drover and his dog, four mules, and a wagon load of shelled corn, Simon undertakes the biggest journey of his young life in this Wild West adventure.
I just finished reading this book to Chelsea (11) and we loved it! It was a wonderful story, and we even read extra every day so we could see how it ended faster. You know you have a hit when the child is volunteering to fold the laundry so you will have time to keep reading!
One of my favorite lines in the book (there were many)
"Miss Rogers always said as how there's a place for every soul in this world. Only needs to be found."