William H. Hooks (Author) Charles Robinson (Illustrator)
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Description"Moving West on the Oregon Trail, nine-year-old Kate Purdy and her family
ward off a buffalo stampede and an Indian attack, and deal with a stowaway cat
and her kittens, all the while chronicling the trip itself and the developing
friendship between Kate and Rosie Murphy. Hooks gives the essence of Kate's
sensitive and cunning nature while portraying Rosie as a self-sufficient young
girl. The fast-moving plot helps readers along."-- "School Library Journal.
Random House Books for Young Readers
October 12, 1988
4.96 X 7.56 X 0.18 inches | 0.11 pounds
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About the Author
William H. Hooks was born and raised on a farm in North Carolina, where his great-grandmother told him many stories about relatives who had pulled up stakes and headed west in horse-drawn wagons. These stories were part of his inspiration for Pioneer Cat. He has written more than 40 other books for children, including magical picture books such as The Legend of the Christmas Rose and The Mighty Santa Fe. Charles M. Robinson III is a native of Texas and graduate of St. Edward's University and the University of Texas-Pan American. He is the author of several books on the Old West, including A Good Year to Die. He won the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 1993. Robinson lives in San Benito, Texas.