Billy the Kid by Theodore Taylor
A Novel

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William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney Jr. isn't afraid to take risks. But during a train heist near his hometown, the odds catch up with him when a passenger recognizes the nineteen-year-old outlaw. Fed up with Billy's bad ways, The Law sends its best man to bring him in: Sheriff Willis Monroe, Billy's own cousin and former best friend. But Willis isn't the only one on Billy's tail. The Kid's two-timing partners are hunting him, too--and a conniving posse wants Billy (and the sheriff!) dead.

This fictional tale of real-life legend Billy the Kid imagines William Bonney's fate had his life of crime taken a very different turn.

Includes an author's note about the real Billy the Kid.
 

About Theodore Taylor

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THEODORE TAYLOR, the author of many acclaimed books for young people, is particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels, including the bestseller The Cay; Sniper; and The Weirdo, an Edgar Allan Poe Award winner. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.
 
Published August 1, 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 236 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Children's Books. Fiction

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Taylor's (The Cay ) sure-footed tale casts the legendary outlaw in a positive light, presenting him as a likable, gutsy gunslinger. In Arizona Territory in 18

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