True Tales of the Wild West

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

This series for middle school and reluctant readers explores one of the most tumultuous eras in American history and the people who blazed the trail to the Wild West. Relucant readers will read about an exciting period in American history, often through short snapshots of its most legendary figures.

  • High-interest topics great for reluctant readers
  • True accounts of the pioneers of the Wild West
  • Features exciting stories of many famous and infamous Americans
  • Supports the History curriculum
  • 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with black-and-white illustrations and photographs
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2012
  • Series Lexile: 890
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American Cowboys

American Cowboys

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
James McCauley stood watch over his herd of cattle in the midnight darkness. Storm clouds plastered the sky. Suddenly, a clap of thunder stirred the cattle. Frightened by the loud sound, the cattle were off and running...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4019-9
Binding: Library Ed.
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Daring Pony Express Riders

Daring Pony Express Riders

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
Pony Bob had traveled more than a hundred miles. Exhausted, he still kept moving. As a Pony Express rider, he had mail to deliver. Suddenly, he heard yelling. A group of Paiute warriors were chasing him! Bullets whizzed past him...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4023-6
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Fearless Scouts

Fearless Scouts

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
Kit Carson aimed his rifle and fired, killing an elk. The young scout walked over to bag his prize. Without warning, two grizzly bears emerged from the trees. Carson managed to escape the bears but lost the elk...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4024-3
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Pioneering Women

Pioneering Women

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
"A six shooter makes all men and women equal." Agnes Morley not only coined this phrase, but also backed it up by carrying a gun. While many women in the Wild West did not carry a gun, Morley's quote represented the brave spirit of all pioneering women...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4022-9
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Quick-Draw Gunfighters

Quick-Draw Gunfighters

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Butch Cassidy. When these bold men walked into town with six-shooters in their holsters, most people fled quickly. That is, except for the lawmen willing to take them on. Although lawmen and outlaws stood for very different ideals, they did share one thing in common—gunfighting...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4021-2
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Rugged Gold Miners

Rugged Gold Miners

True Tales of the Wild West

Jeff Savage
On a frigid day in Coloma, California, James Marshall's heart pounded. An excitable man, he held a shiny, metal nugget in his hand. Could this be gold? To test the metal, he hammered it with a rock. It flattened easily, as gold should...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4020-5
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