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Hardcover The Abernathy Boys Book

ISBN: 0064409538

ISBN13: 9780064409537

The Abernathy Boys

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Book Overview

Meet Bud Abernathy, age nine, and his brother, Temp, age five: two cowboys determined to see the Old West. The boys are headed for the Goodnight Ranch, where their daddy once was known as "Catch'em Alive" Jack for his ability to catch live wolves with his bare hands. To get to Goodnight, the brothers and their horses, Sam and Geronimo, will have to cross the caprock, a vast desert that is the loneliest place on earth. They're determined to do it --...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Our favorite book this year

Hands-down, this is the best book my boys and I read this year. A great true adventure of boy-hood.

Wow! Great story!

Ever wonder what a "Vinegaroon" is? The boys find one on their journey through the west! This is a great book about the bond of brothers, and what it means to grow up... even if you're still a kid. Both kids have been riding horses almost before they could walk. The younger boy likes insects, and dreams of being like his older brother. The boys are 9 and 5 when they go on their journey through the west, meeting all kinds of people and situations. (They go with their father's permission.) It's an unusually well-drawn portrait of brothers relating to each other. The journey is really interesting and keeps you reading. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, because it's interesting, it's based on a true story, and because of the vinegaroons! (An actual, stinging insect that lives on the desert.)

Excellent Book!

I want to review this book, the Abernathy Boys, because it is the best book I ever read!! I live in Chicago but I like to read about cowboys. This book is about two kids who go on their horses all across the wild west. They do it all by themselves without their parents. The most amazing part is that the story is true and really happened in 1909! The two kids were Bud and Temp Abernathy and they were only 9 and 5 years old when it happened. I am 10 and wish I could go with my brother on horses like they did. They get through quicksand, rattlesnakes, wolves and lots of other adventures and get all the way from Oklahoma to New Mexico. I won't say how it ends. When you read this book just remember it is true! I loved this book.
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