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The Kid

By Sapphire
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101529210
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
  • File Pdf: the-kid.pdf

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Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1728333636
  • Pages : 518
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 113
  • File Pdf: the-kid-chronicles.pdf

Book Summary:

The story centers on two social workers who lead a support group for students with behavior disorders who have committed a violent offense at school. The participants and their mothers have been ordered by the court to participate in the seven-session program. Mrs. Campbell, the facilitator of the boys’ group, uses gritty, entertaining stories to help the ten boys make emotional connections to their behavior.

The Kid in the Red Jacket

By Barbara Park
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Isbn : 030779704X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-kid-in-the-red-jacket.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Isbn : 1945879564
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 892
  • File Pdf: the-cowboy-and-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Having a father is a big responsibility. And finding him a wife is a challenge eight-year-old Becky Jones takes seriously. Ex-rodeo cowboy Taggart Jones is adamant. No marriage. Been there. Done that. Not even if Becky's dream candidate is her beautiful, blonde teacher, Felicity Albright, who knows about barrettes, patching up scrapes, and hates carrots as much as his daughter. Taggart’s still not interested. Much. What's a daughter to do? Becky’s nothing if not ingenious, and she’s determined to convince a stubborn Taggart and a bemused Felicity that they really have met their match.

Return of the Kid

By Wayne D. Overholser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Isbn : 1628154551
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 495
  • File Pdf: return-of-the-kid.pdf

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A SMALL TOWN BECOMES THE BATTLEGROUND FOR A VERY DEADLY FAMILY FEUD. WELCOME HOME, KID When Jim Dunn, better known as the Kid, rode into his old home town of Cairo, he figured he'd have to shoot fast. He figured they'd remember his saloon-wrecking sprees and hell-raising exploits of old. What he didn't figure on was finding his father six feet under and his brand-new stepmother running the family ranch with an outlaw crew. Nobody, not even his girl, thought Jim could get the ranch back from the fast-drawing gang hired by his stepmother. But the Kid had swapped lead with the best of them in the three years he was freewheeling around the West. And when his best friend catches a bullet that was meant for him, the Kid gets mad. Real mad. Three-time Winner of the Spur Award Wayne D. Overholser Author of "Law Man" and "The Violent Land."

The Kid Who Came From Space

By Ross Welford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008333793
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 312
  • File Pdf: the-kid-who-came-from-space.pdf

Book Summary:

The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1440518025
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 977
  • File Pdf: the-kid-turned-out-fine.pdf

Book Summary:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Stalking Billy the Kid

By Marc Simmons
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 0865345252
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: stalking-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Within this edition is a collection of the author's previously publilshed writings pertaining to Billy the Kid's real and imaginary deeds.

Superman: The Kid Who Saved Superman

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Isbn : 1434265994
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 459
  • File Pdf: superman.pdf

Book Summary:

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Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1453279059
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 554
  • File Pdf: chicken-soup-for-the-kid-s-soul.pdf

Book Summary:

Today's kids face grave issues and harder decisions than ever before. Gang warfare, violence, drugs, alcohol, smoking, pregnancy, depression and suicide have found their way into middle and elementary schools. Divorce splits apart families every day. These issues make kids feel as if they must understand and accept all the troubles of the world.

The Explorers: The Quest for the Kid

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 1101940158
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: the-explorers.pdf

Book Summary:

The third book in the Explorers series has more mystery, more bravery, more danger than ever before! The perfect read for fans of Chris Grabenstein and The Mysterious Benedict Society! Sebastian is still at large, kidnapped again! Evie is still missing her grandfather, the leader of the Filipendulous Five! And there's still an explorer hanging from the edge of a perilous cliff! All this and more in the third book in the Explorers series: The Quest for the Kid. PRAISE FOR THE THE EXPLORERS SERIES: "[A] wildly funny adventure. . . . Animals in teeny hats, Wonderland-style logic, and loads of wordplay and sarcasm will keep readers giggling all the way through." --Kirkus Reviews "Exhilarating. . . . Fans of a Series of Unfortunate Events will be drawn to this." --Booklist "A rollicking read, full of derring-do and old-fashioned villainy." --School Library Journal "Funny, offbeat, and subversive . . . occasional footnotes and other humorous asides from the omniscient narrator break the fourth wall and ramp up the playfulness." --The Horn Book Magazine "Narrated with a smart, brisk tone and plenty of snark. . . . The Explorers: The Door in the Alley packs plenty of twists, turns and danger." --Shelf Awareness

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By Donald Cline
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 9780865340800
  • Pages : 145
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 880
  • File Pdf: alias-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Traces the brief and violent life of the outlaw who gained notoriety throughout the West

The Tragic Days of Billy the Kid

By Frazier Hunt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 0865347174
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 274
  • File Pdf: the-tragic-days-of-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Since a July night in 1881 when he was shot down at the age of 21, Billy the Kid has been a victim of the myths that surrounded and captured him. This vivid interpretation of the Kid's life and character will come as an exciting revelation to readers who may have been familiar only with the earlier fictionalized versions. For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape. Never before has there been brought into true focus the Lincoln County War, which broke out in 1878 in the then Territory of New Mexico, and which furnished the background and the period for the adventures of this extraordinary boy. The literature concerning both the desperate cattle war and the singular young outlaw have necessarily been constructed around a thin framework of fact with its papier mache facade of myth and legend. So persistent have been these legends that the true character of the Kid seemed almost beyond reach. Indeed, the Western poet, Arthur Chapman, once wrote that "Billy the Kid must remain wholly the most unaccountable figure in frontier history." Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1968) had the good fortune to have access to a great mass of fresh and unpublished source material which fully documents this thrilling history of the Kid and his times. It is a new and rather appealing boy who now comes to light-an alert, likeable yet tough youngster, adored by the native Mexicans no less for his fluency in Spanish than for his kindness and consideration, but no wanton killer. In place of the former distorted figure of legend, a young man of flesh and blood and heart emerges into clear perspective. So at last we have the real Billy the Kid-authentic, true-and completely accountable."

The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow

By Danny Denton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Isbn : 1783783672
  • Pages : 357
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 645
  • File Pdf: the-earlie-king-the-kid-in-yellow.pdf

Book Summary:

Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King's daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King's Eye watches. And yet the city is full of hearts-defiant-sprayed in yellow, the mark of the Kid. It cannot end well. Can it? Follow the Kid, hear the tale. Roll up! Roll up!

The Kid

By Shawna Richer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Isbn : 1617499102
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

In the tradition of "A Season on the Brink" and Peter Gzowksi's "The Game of Our Lives," Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby's incredible rookie season. Beginning with the NHL entry draft that almost never was, Richer follows Crosby to Pittsburgh, where he is greeted as the team's savior and moves in with living legend Mario Lemieux. From there it's onto the ice, where the team's youngest player proves to be its best player day in and day out, staying on pace to set rookie scoring records while the team loses and is forced to fire its coach. From an international advertising deal with Reebok to a season that seems to go from triumph to triumph, Sid the Kid has proven that he already is the man.

Billy the Kid Rides Again

By Jay Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 0865344582
  • Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 563
  • File Pdf: billy-the-kid-rides-again.pdf

Book Summary:

In early 2003, three sheriffs set out to prove that Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, thereby also proving that Brushy Bill of Hico, Texas was not the real Kid. Along their way, the sheriffs enlisted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's support and took two communities on a wild ride through court battles to dig up Billy and his mother. Governor Richardson found an attorney willing to work free and provide Billy with a voice. Follow "Billy" as he speaks for himself in court, requesting that he and his mother be dug up to examine the DNA in their dusty remains for evidence that they were related. And follow the small towns of Fort Sumner and Silver City, New Mexico as they fight to retain the integrity of their municipal cemeteries and keep the legend of Billy the Kid from crumbling away. Author Jay Miller followed the strange unfolding of events, digging to find the source of the money that financed an official murder investigation and the court action against two courageous small towns struggling to prevent the exhumations. JAY MILLER grew up in Billy the Kid Country, listening to yarns about Billy, some true, some not. As a syndicated newspaper columnist, Miller has written often about Billy and the Lincoln County War and has used a collection of those columns to weave a riveting story of just what happened when Billy rode again.

The Kid and the Keepers

By Donald Glover
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1647010888
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: the-kid-and-the-keepers.pdf

Book Summary:

The Kid and the Keepers: Dream Visions chronicles the fantastic adventures of its young, trumpet-playing protagonist, Jeru “the Kid” Johnstone. The action opens with Jeru petitioning his father for permission to quit his instrument during their weekly trip from his private lessons in Harlem. He struggles sorely to express his dissatisfaction and finds a welcomed diversion in a strange bird that distracts him so completely that he abandons his appeal. Later, the bird visits Jeru’s house, enters his open bedroom window, summons him with a wink, and hops into his trumpet’s bell. Seconds later, Jeru “falls through” his trumpet and comes to a stop at the New York’s A train of the 1940s. This train that inspired a jazz standard (“Take the A Train”) takes the two adventurers to Harlem where Jeru follows the bird and a small group of musicians to Minton’s Playhouse, the place where bebop jazz was created. While there, he befriends Dizzy Gillespie and gains insight and perspective about jazz musicians and their music. In addition, during various dream visions, he learns important things about himself. The most important lessons occur during his dream of a trip to a jazz Camelot, where he confronts and defeats the practice monster, the entity that chokes and feeds on the passion and ambition of jazz musicians until they become uninspired and abandon their art. Later he meets Buddy Bolden (the creator of jazz) and Louis Armstrong, among other prominent jazz musicians. Before his journey home, he recognizes and embraces his role as a keeper of not only jazz music but also of family history, roots music, faith, and other aspects of cultural heritage. His adventures, both those in present day Harlem and in Harlem of the 1940s, enable him to confront various fears and to become a more confident, learned, and ambitious character.

Billy the Kid

By Richard W. Etulain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806168072
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 929
  • File Pdf: billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

A central character in legends and histories of the Old West, Billy the Kid rivals such western icons as Jesse James and General George Armstrong Custer for the number of books and movies his brief, violent life inspired. Billy the Kid: A Reader’s Guide introduces readers to the most significant of these written and filmed works. Compiled and written by a respected historian of the Old West and author of a masterful new biography of Billy the Kid, this reader’s guide includes summaries and evaluations of biographies, histories, novels, and movies, as well as archival sources and research collections. Surveying newspaper articles, books, pamphlets, essays, and book chapters, Richard W. Etulain traces the shifting views of Billy the Kid from his own era to the present. Etulain’s discussion of novels and movies reveals a similar shift, even as it points out both the historical inaccuracies and the literary and cinematic achievements of these works. A brief section on the authentic and supposed photographs of the Kid demonstrates the difficulties specialists and collectors have encountered in locating dependable photographic sources. This discerning overview will guide readers through the plethora of words and images generated by Billy the Kid’s life and legend over more than a century. It will prove invaluable to those interested in the demigods of the Old West—and in the ever-changing cultural landscape in which they appear to us.

Billy (the Kid)

By Peter Meech
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sentient+ORM
  • Isbn : 1591813034
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 261
  • File Pdf: billy.pdf

Book Summary:

A Colorado dentist claims to be the infamous gunman while mentoring a boy, romancing a widow, and protecting his friend from angry bootleggers. Pueblo, Colorado,1932. Bootleggers thrive in a town where the sheriff is on the take and you can kill a man with impunity. In this thrilling narrative, a once-famous outlaw finds himself thrust into the middle of a bootleg war against his will. At stake is nothing less than the life of his best friend and his last chance at true love with the town beauty. But is the legendary gunman who he claims to be, or is he just a retired dentist with a vivid imagination? Peter Meech reimagines the figure of Billy the Kid in a remarkable story told with verve, humor, grit, and grace. Praise for Billy (the Kid) “Like a vintage dime novel, Peter Meech imaginatively engages the reader with a once-upon-a-time version of Billy the Kid’s life and legacy.” —Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove “Some story ideas are so good you just hope the writer doesn’t mess them up, and then there are the ones you read and just wish you’d written them—Billy (the Kid) is both. Peter Meech’s masterful handling of this Western is nothing short of dead on.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times–bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries “Vividly imagined, cleverly plotted, and superbly written, Peter Meech’s Billy (the Kid) provides definite and exhilarating proof that a new master of the Western—and the novel—just rode into town. What a wonderful and wonder-filled book!” —Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

The Kid

By Dan Savage
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101219483
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.

The Arizona Kid

By Andrew McBride
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
  • Isbn : 0719823811
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: the-arizona-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

When former hired gun, Calvin Taylor, took the job of sheriff of Oxford County, New Mexico, it was for one reason only – to catch, or kill, the notorious Arizona Kid, and pick up the fifteen hundred dollars reward the governor had secretly offered. Blood money, some called it, and pinning on a sheriff’s badge set Taylor against the woman in his life and the community in which he lived. He found himself on the trail of the infamous gang known as the Regulators, hunting down a man who’d once been his friend. And as this trail wound deeper into the wilderness, into the hell-on-earth that was the White Sands, the pursuit became, in every sense, a journey of death.

The Authentic Life of Billy the kid

By Pat Garrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338101396
  • Pages : 109
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 417
  • File Pdf: the-authentic-life-of-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Authentic Life of Billy the kid" by Pat Garrett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Billy the Kid's Last Ride

By John A. Aragon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 1611392195
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 769
  • File Pdf: billy-the-kid-s-last-ride.pdf

Book Summary:

The orphaned, bucktoothed, New York Irish boy speaks Spanish and wears a Mexican sombrero. He claims his name is William Bonney. His amigos call him “Kid.” To newspapers in the New Mexico Territory and across America, he is “Billy the Kid.” William was among the bravest of the McSween alliance in the Lincoln County War. He was lucky, too—lucky enough to shoot his way out when the rest of his faction was cornered and slaughtered in battle. He was later captured and condemned to hang, but he killed his guards and escaped. Now, William has one last chance. He heads into Old Mexico with his lover, the fierce Apache maiden Tzoeh. There he hopes to start a new life, live in peace and obscurity, and be forgotten. But powerful Anglo ranchers plot to use William’s hot temper, unmatched courage, consummate loyalty to his amigos, and superb skill with a six-gun for their own ends.

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

By Matt Christopher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316096016
  • Pages : 151
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 857
  • File Pdf: the-kid-who-only-hit-homers.pdf

Book Summary:

Over one million copies sold! A baseball fan learns the true meaning of success in this beloved classic that will capture the imaginations of a new generation of young readers. Sylvester loves baseball, but he isn't exactly what you'd call a good hitter. Even though he wants nothing more than to join his neighborhood team, the Hooper Redbirds, he's sure he'll never do anything more than warm the bench. But then he meets the mysterious Mr. Baruth who promises to make Sylvester one of the best players ever. Suddenly, Sylvester goes from the worst player on the team to the kid who can only hit homers. With his overnight success, however, come tough questions. Will Sylvester ever learn the true meaning of teamwork? And what will happen when he has to learn to stand on his own? This beloved story about baseball, confidence, perseverance, and being a good teammate is a modern classic and sure to win over a new generation of young sports fans.

The Saga of Billy the Kid

By Walter Noble Burns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1632201127
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 747
  • File Pdf: the-saga-of-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in 1881 by the intrepid Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garret, Billy the Kid became a romanticized symbol of the wildness that laced the American west. Interest in the outlaw’s wild life grew after Burn’s initial publication, setting Billy the Kid up as one of the finest examples of the loss of the Wild West. As the US grew more industrialized, the stories of saloons, train robberies, and lone cowboys became even more important, and still remain important today. In a rousing tale that is partly truth, partly fiction, read the story that started its own wild frontier in the most influential version out there.

Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 145327538X
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: chicken-soup-for-the-kid-s-soul-2.pdf

Book Summary:

This book, designed for kids ages 6-10, features true, character-building stories for kids to enjoy alone or with their parents.

The West of Billy the Kid

By Frederick Nolan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 080614887X
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 693
  • File Pdf: the-west-of-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

In The West of Billy the Kid, renowned authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a comprehensive photo gallery of the life and times of Billy the Kid. In text and in more than 250 images-many of them published here for the first time-Nolan recreates the life Billy lived and the places and people he knew. This unique assemblage is complemented by maps and a full biography that incorporates Nolan’s original research, adding fresh depth and detail to the Kid’s story and to the lives and backgrounds of those who witnessed the events of his life and death. Here are the faces of Billy’s family, friends, and enemies: John Tunstall and John Chisum, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Governor Lew Wallace, Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger, Alexander McSween and Paulita Maxwell, and many others. Here are Santa Fe and Silver City as Billy the Kid saw them, Lincoln, Las Vegas, and Tascosa. Recent photographs show the Kid’s haunts as they appear today.

The Kid's Guide to Philadelphia

By Eileen Ogintz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493046330
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 762
  • File Pdf: the-kid-s-guide-to-philadelphia.pdf

Book Summary:

Before you plan your family’s next excursion, get some help from a professional . . . and from your kids! The Kid’s Guide to Philadelphia lets the kids help plan the trip and guide you as you explore the City of Brotherly Love. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way the kids are engaged by sharing fun facts and cool tips plus awesome games keep everyone busy! Fun kid-friendly format filled with information, activities and illustrations appealing to the traveling family member in the 6-12 age range. Designed specifically for kids! Small, portable, and easy-to-use with hundreds of ideas to keep kids entertained Designed for both local families and vacationers with children

Thunder in the West

By Richard W. Etulain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806168048
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 658
  • File Pdf: thunder-in-the-west.pdf

Book Summary:

Even before he was shot and killed in 1881, Billy the Kid’s charisma and murderous career were generating stories that belied his brief life—and that only multiplied, growing to legendary proportions after his death at age twenty-one. In Thunder in the West, Richard W. Etulain takes the true measure of Billy, the man and the legend, and presents the clearest picture yet of his life and his ever-shifting place and presence in the cultural landscape of the Old West. Billy the Kid—born Henry McCarty in 1859, and also known as William H. Bonney—emerges from these pages in all his complexity, at once a gentleman and gregarious companion, and a thief and violent murderer. Tapping new depths of research, Etulain traces Billy’s short life from his mysterious origins in the East through his wanderings in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. As we move from his peripatetic early years through the wild West to his fatal involvement in the Lincoln County Wars, we see the impressionable boy give way to the conflicted young man and, finally, to the opportunistic and often amoral outlaw who was out for himself, for revenge, and for whatever he could steal along the way. Against this deftly drawn portrait, Etulain considers the stories and myths spawned by Billy’s life and death. Beginning with the dime novels featuring Billy the Kid, even during his lifetime, and ranging across the myriad newspaper accounts, novels, and movies that alternately celebrated his outlaw life and condemned his exploits, Etulain offers a uniquely informed view of the changing interpretations that have shaped and reshaped the reputation of this enduring icon of the Old West. In his portrayal, Billy the Kid lives on, not as a cut-throat desperado or a young charmer but as both—hero and villain, myth and man, fully realized in this twenty-first-century interpretation.

Billy the Kid on Film, 1911–2012

By Johnny D. Boggs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476603359
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 928
  • File Pdf: billy-the-kid-on-film-1911-2012.pdf

Book Summary:

A comprehensive filmography, this book is composed of lengthy entries on about 75 films depicting legendary New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid—from the lost Billy the Kid (1911) to the blockbuster Young Guns (1988) to the direct-to-video 1313: Billy the Kid(2012) and everything in between. Each entry gives a synopsis, cast and credits, critical reception, and a discussion of the events of the films compared to the historical record. Among the entries are made-for-TV and direct-to-video films, foreign movies, and continuing television series in which Billy the Kid made an appearance.

Billy the Kid and Jesse James

By Bill Markley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493038397
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: billy-the-kid-and-jesse-james.pdf

Book Summary:

Who was the biggest, baddest outlaw in the Old West? Billy the Kid or Jesse James? Which outlaw did the most to wreak havoc across the frontier? And which outlaw left behind the biggest legacy? Author Bill Markley takes on those questions and more in this thoughtful and entertaining examination of these legendary lives.

True Death of Billy the Kid

By Rick Geary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NBM
  • Isbn : 1681121360
  • Pages : 56
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: true-death-of-billy-the-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the great folk legends of the Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and rancher's gunslinger to a pure outlaw, forever dodging justice in New Mexico before it was even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving, often present at social events, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, "Billito" was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy—anyone who got in the way of his rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail once he was caught. It is probably his daring escapes from jails that made him most famous, and this is the main subject of this biography, which traces his story up through his death by a gunshot in the pitch darkness, fired by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.