These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. Book 5. Francis Tucket, Lottie and Billy have survived extraordinary, hair-raising adventures in their quest to find Francis's family, lost when he was kidnapped from a wagon train on the Oregon Trail.
Now they meet up with a British explorer, bloodthirsty soldiers, and in a tragic, heroic encounter, with Jason Grimes, the mountain man. Their way is made more treacherous still by the secret they carry, the ancient gold they discovered in a Spanish grave. In this final adventure they head home at last, and an epilogue tells what happens to them on the Oregon frontier.
Billy and the Bearman. David A. A dramatic turn of events unites twelve-year-old Billy Gavin and seventeen-year-old John "Bearman" Redell, two boys from seemingly different backgrounds who discover that they in fact have a great deal in common - they are both runaways. Together, alone against nature in the rugged Alberta wilderness, they begin to deal with the demons of their pasts.
When the news of a downed plane and a missing rodeo cowboy in the woods and mountains nearby reaches them, Bearman, an expert tracker who knows the woods like the back of his hand, becomes obsessed with the thought of finding the lost man. The boys find themselves faced with the greatest challenge of their lives. Do they have the courage to find the missing man?
More importantly, will this adventure give them the self-confidence they need both to outrun the past and to embrace the future? Similar ebooks. Try Yumpu. Start using Yumpu now! Resources Blog Product changes Videos Magazines. Saved Searches Advanced Search. Browse Browse, collapsed Browse. Requests Personal Picks Suggest an Item. What's On. Digital Content. We're currently offering Library Express Checkout in-person holds pickup and access Hits-to-Go at most branches.
We also have some exciting news: you can now place new holds and late fees for library materials have been permanently discontinued! Learn more. Our web provider is working to resolve the issue. Average Rating:. Rate this:. Finally, he sat up and opened his eyes. No one else was in the barn. Salva stood so quickly that for a moment he felt dizzy. He rushed to the door and looked out. They had left him. He was alone. The dirt under her feet turned to mud, then sludge, until at last she was ankle-deep in water.
There was always so much life around the pond: other people, mostly women and girls, who had come to fill their own containers; many kinds of birds, all flap and twitter and caw; herds of cattle that had been brought to the good grazing by the young boys who looked after them.
Nya took the hollowed gourd that was tied to the handle of the plastic container. She untied it, scooped up the brown muddy water, and drank. It took two gourdfuls before she felt a little cooler inside. Nya filled the container all the way to the top. Then she tied the gourd back in place and took the padded cloth doughnut from her pocket. The doughnut went on her head first, followed by the heavy container of water, which she would hoid in place with one hand.
With the water balanced on her head, and her foot still sore from the thorn, Nya knew that going home would take longer than coming had. But she might reach home by noon, if all went well. Where had everyone gone? Why had they left without waking him? He knew the answer: because he was a child I would not have been any trouble—I would not have complained! What will I do now?
Salva took a few steps to see what he could see. On the far horizon, the sky was hazy from the smoke of the bombs. About a hundred paces in front of him, he could see a small pond.
Between the pond and the barn was a house—and, yes, a woman sitting in the sun. Holding his breath, he crept closer, until he could see her face clearly.
The ritual scar patterns on her forehead were familiar: They were Dinka patterns, which meant that she was from the same tribe as Salva. Salva let out his breath in relief. He was glad that she was not Nuer. The Nuer and the Dinka had a long history of trouble. No one, it seemed, was sure where Nuer land ended and Dinka land began, so each tribe tried to lay claim to the areas richest in water.
Salva had his own opinion of how the fire should be built and how long the meat needed to cook, and so did each of the others. There was only enough for each boy to have a few bites, but, oh, how delicious those bites were!
Salva swallowed and turned his eyes back toward the teacher. When he got home, he would have a bowl of fresh milk, which would keep his belly full until suppertime. He knew just how it would be. His mother would rise from her work grinding meal and walk around to the side of the house that faced the road. She would shade her eyes with one hand, searching for him. From far off he would see her bright orange headscarf, and he would raise his arm in greeting.
By the time he reached the house, she would have gone inside to get his bowl of milk ready for him. Upload Sign In Join. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 1 hour. Description The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in and a boy in Related Authors.
And thorns. Southern Sudan, Salva sat cross-legged on the bench. The fire needs to be bigger. The juices dripped and sizzled. A delicious smell filled the air. The noise had come from outside. Was it a gunshot?
Or just a car backfiring? Start your free trial. Page 1 of 1. This book was okay, but not a riveting read. While Nya's story only covered a couple of years, Salva's spanned over twenty and, being such a short novel, his story felt rushed and shallow. I liked how the two characters' paths intersected at the end, but for me the book lacked emotional depth and the story fell flat. Overall, disappointing. A boy describes his experience walking through central Africa in search of safety.
I very fast read. A very basic book about the Lost Boys and the story behind them. None of the characters were developed very well. But it was interesting plot.