Bigger by Patricia Calvert

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After the Civil War, twelve-year-old Tyler Bohannon embarks on a journey through the perils of the American West, accompanied only by a stray dog named Bigger, in search of his father, who refuses to return home to Missouri to live in defeat.
 

About Patricia Calvert

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Patricia Calvert has written many novels, including the prequels to this book, "Bigger" and "Sooner, " as well as "Glennis, Before and After, " winner of the Christopher Award, and "Michael, Wait for Me." She lives in Minnesota.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Atheneum. 144 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The Civil War is over, but Tyler is still waiting for his father, Black Jack Bohannon, to return to their Missouri home.

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Calvert's ( The Snowbird ; Yesterday's Daughter ) sweeping, deeply moving historical novel may well bring tears to the reader's eyes. The Civil War has ended, yet 12-year-old Tyler still awaits tiding

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The Civil War has ended, yet 12-year-old Tyler still awaits tidings of his father, Black Jack Bohannon, who left four years earlier, in 1861, with General Jo Shelby's Iron Cavalry Brigade of Missouri.

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