The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr

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Yeeeeeee-haw! Git along, little . . . turkeys?

Big, brawny Simon Green, who's just completed third grade (for the fourth time), may not be book smart, but he's nobody's fool. When it's time to be done with school and make his way in the world, Simon hatches a plan that could earn him a bundle. He intends to herd a huge flock of bronze turkeysall the way from his home in eastern Missouri to the boomtown of Denver, where they'll fetch a mighty price. In the year 1860, the hazards of such a trek are many - how does one shepherd the birds across a river, for instance? - but Simon is undaunted. Accompanied by a faithful drover, and eventually to be joined by two boon companions, he undertakes the biggest journey of his young life, in this high-spirited Wild Wild West adventure by an acclaimed author of historical fiction.
 

About Kathleen Karr

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Kathleen Karr is the author of several books, including "The Great Turkey Walk," which was named a Best Book of the Year by both "School Library Journal "and "Publishers Weekly," She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Square Fish. 208 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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I've always been fond of birds, poultry in particular. From that first sentence, readers will gobble up Karr's (Oh, Those Harper Girls!) hilarious novel of a boy who resolves to walk 1000 turkeys

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""I've always been fond of birds, poultry in particular."" From that first sentence, readers will gobble up Karr's (Oh, Those Harper Girls!) hilarious novel of a boy who resolves to walk 1000 turkeys from the Show-Me state to Denver, Colorado.

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