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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kit Carson, Mountain Man

Author: Margaret E. Bell
Title: Kit Carson, Mountain Man
Publishing information: William Morrow & Company, 1952, Ages 9-12
Number of Pages: 71
Genre: Biography
Summary of Plot: The story of Kit Carson and his story before he becomes an America Hero. He leaves Franklin, Missouri and his apprentice job at a saddle shop, and joins a caravan to the west. Filled with the spirit of adventure he stays in California until his is able to get experience to become a trapper. His skill with leadership sets him out above the rest and he gains respect from other trappers. When trapping no longer pays enough for a living he become a guide, and leads Colonel Fremont in mapping and exploring the west.
Your Reaction to the book: This book was very informative. I enjoyed how it went into important details about his life and explained how he gained knowledge and understanding of the wilderness
Potential Problems: This book was bias. It glorified everything Carson did. It only went into details about the major events in his life, and it never talked about the consequences of the little actions
Recommendations: I would recommend this book to boys, who like adventure books or American Heros.

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