Stick And Whittle by Sid Hite

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In 1872, while journeying from Texas to Kansas, a Civil War veteran named Melvin meets a sixteen-year-old orphan, another Melvin, and they give each other nicknames and become partners and traveling companions on an exciting adventure.
 

About Sid Hite

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Sid Hite has written five highly praised novels for young readers. T"he Boston Globe" says he treats "people's virtues and foibles with humor and realism while weaving in universal themes of good and evil, belief, love and small miracles." Sid Hite grew up in a rural Virginia town, and he now lives and writes in Sag Harbor, New York.
 
Published August 1, 2000 by Scholastic. 216 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Westerns, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hite (Cecil in Space, 1999) develops a fizzy chemistry between saturnine Stick and his garrulous, mercurial sidekick as they lope across wide prairies, conversing on topics deep and silly, finding sturdy allies in an old Cheyenne warrior and his beautiful daughter, risking their lives in a quixot...

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"This tongue-in-cheek post–Civil War novel about two friends named Melvin combines rip-roaring adventure with Hite's familiar themes of unrequited love, enduring friendship and the mysterious power of fate," wrote PW.

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Seasoned with the same tall-tale flavor as the author's Dithers books, this tongue-in-cheek post-Civil War novel combines rip-roaring adventure with Hite's familiar themes of unrequited love, enduring friendship and the mysterious power of fate.

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