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Author: Debra  Seely
Publisher: Holiday
Year Reviewed:: 2007
ISBN: 082341731X
Review: Thirteen-year-old Thomas Hunter has always longed to taste life on the Western range. So when a letter arrives inviting him to join his father and new family on their Kansas farm he can already see himself riding the range like a real cowboy. The farm is hardly what he expected: barely enough food, his new stepmother seems harsh and he spends all his time mucking out the barn and working in the fields. Just as Thomas grows restless the family's herd gets swept up in a cattle stampede and he must follow a bunch of cowboys to reclaim it. Facing the prairie adventure he has dreamed of, he finds himself in some eye-opening action that causes him to honor the Code of the West.

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