Alice Rose and Sam by Kathryn Lasky

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Alice Rose, an irrepressible twelve-year-old, shares adventures with Mark Twain, an outlandish reporter on her father's newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada, during the 1860s.

About Kathryn Lasky

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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published April 20, 1998 by Disney-Hyperion. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In exchange for Sam’s treating her as a thinking adult rather than a child, she feeds him story ideas and local anecdotes—then graduates to collaborator when she witnesses a murder tied to an anonymous vigilante group known as the “Society of Seven.” In fact, the Society is out to take over the s...

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Alice Rose's frustrations with the West contrast with Sam's recognition of its beauty (""You look down into the throat of that cactus blossom, Alice Rose, and you tell me if you have ever seen anything prettier""), but both enjoy a good yarn and are suspicious of the town's hypocritical Christians.

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