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After the massacre Hardy and Betty Sue were left with only a horse and a knife with which to face the long battle against the wilderness. A seven-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, stranded on the limitless prairie. They were up against starvation, marauding Indians, savage outlaws, and wild animals. They were mighty stubborn, but the odds were against them--and their luck was about to run out. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Louis L’Amour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
First Western I read as a kid, also the first book that I read without pictures. Fond memories of reading this with my dad, as both of us love a good adventure story.Published 5 months ago by DreamerReader
You cannot put this books down. I try to forget it so I can read it again every few years. Not like L'Amour's other books, the shoot em up, good guy gets the girl. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003
We read this in the car driving home from a vacation with our 4 children, aged 12 and under. We all loved it, from parents to kids! Read morePublished on June 30 2003
I have read all of L'Amour's books, and this is one of the first ones I read (at the same age Hardy is in the book - 7). Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by elanorh
I was surprised to see a rating average of only 4 and a half stars on this one. This is the only book for which L'Amour ever won a Golden Spur Award from Western Writers of... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2000
This book isn't one of Louis L'Amour's best. There were a few exciting moments, but the times between them were very dull. Read morePublished on Dec 9 1999
When the kids are stranded,after the wagon train massacree,they have limited resources to sustain themselves,but... Read morePublished on Sept. 12 1999