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Category: Historical Fiction
Author: Victoria McKernan
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Counts: 2748
Original Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
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Publisher: January 13th 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: English
ISBN: 0375837507
ISBN13: 9780375837500
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Tags: Fiction   Adventure   Young Adult   Historical Fiction   Teen   Western   Coming Of Age   High School   Young Adult Historical Fiction   Health   Medicine  
Original Title: The Devil's Paintbox
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When orphans Aiden and Maddy Lynch first meet trailrider Jefferson J. Jackson in the spring of 1865, they’re struggling to survive on their family’s drought-ravaged Kansas farm. So when Jackson offers an escape-a 2000-mile journey across the roughest country in the world-Aiden knows it’s their only choice.
They say there are a hundred ways to die on the Oregon Trail, and the long wagon journey is broken only by catastrophe: wolf attacks, rattlesnakes, deadly river crossings, Indians, and the looming threat of smallpox, “the devil’s paint.” Through it all, Aiden and Maddy and a hundred fellow travelers move forward with a growing hope, and the promise of a new life in the Washington Territory. But one question haunts them: who will survive the journey?
In an adventure-filled and historically accurate new novel, Victoria McKernan captures both the peril and the stunning beauty of the frontier West. Shackleton’s Stowaway (“Truly thrilling” according to The Washington Post) was Victoria McKernan’s first novel for young adults. She lives in Washington, D.C..

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