The devil's highway

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Travel along the dangerous Natchez Trace in 1811 with two brave and determined young pioneers as they search for their families.

Set in 1811 against the dramatic backdrop of the dangerous Natchez Trace, this exciting historical novel tells the story of fourteen-year-old Zeb and eleven-year-old Hannah who team up to make their way safely down the trail from Franklin, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi. Zeb, who does not believe the story he hears that his grandfather was killed by thieves along the trail, is determined to find him. Hannah, who miraculously escaped from the treacherous Mason gang, hopes to be reunited with both her Choctaw Indian friends and her family.

When the two daring young adventurers reach the Choctaw village, Zeb is befriended by the Indians and is rewarded for his bravery through initiation into the tribe. Reuniting Hannah with her family is only half of Zeb's goal. Can he find his grandfather? Is he even still alive?

As the children narrowly escape life-threatening situations along their journey, Zeb and Hannah learn to value each other's survival skills, courage, and determination.

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Grouping Title devil s highway
Grouping Author applegate stanley
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Choctaw Indians. -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life. -- Fiction, Indians of North America -- Fiction, Natchez Trace -- Fiction
title_display The devil's highway
title_full The devil's highway / Stan Applegate ; illustrated by James Watling
title_short The devil's highway
topic_facet Choctaw Indians, Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life, Indians of North America