2008 SPUR AWARD WINNER
BEST WESTERN JUVENILE FICTION
the autumn of 1881, 12-year-olds -- Jack Dunivan, Ian Spencer Henry and
Jasmine Allison -- running away from neglectful parents join up with a
half-crazed albino named Whitey Grey on a quest for $30,000 in gold
coin, buried twenty years ago in treacherous Doubtful Cañon along the
New Mexico-Arizona border.
gunfighters Curly Bill Brocious and Johnny Ringo have other plans for
that gold. So does Eleora Giddings, a young woman seeking her father's
grave. And then there's the small matter of Apache Indians fleeing the
San Carlos reservation. And Whitey Grey's not exactly the most
trustworthy of partners.
"Boggs’s quirky western doesn’t take itself too seriously,
making this a fanciful and fun ride into some dangerous business."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Boggs delivers a colorful, clever and arresting tale."
-- Santa Fe New Mexican
"... uses its non-serious side to appeal to younger readers .... well-flavored tale ...."
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