The devil's highway
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.
Level 4.5, 5 Points
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|full_title||devil s highway|
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|detailed_location_school||A. Z. Kelley Elementary - Kids Fiction, Stratford High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||In 1811, on the Natchez Road, fourteen-year-old Zeb finds ten-year-old Hannah, who has been kidnapped from her Choctaw people, and together they face natural and human threats with their combined skills and courage.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000529486|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Peachtree,|c1998.|148 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.|
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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|