Mary Peace Finley Award-winning author of books for young people
Little Fox’s Secret Little Fox’s Secret Little Fox’s Secret
Colorado Independent Publishers Association Award EVVY Book Award Winner  What happened at Bent's Fort on August 21, 1849? Find out in this fiction for mid-grade readers: "Bent's Fort shall be destroyed! This I have seen." With these words, Gray Owl, the Cheyenne elder, predicts the end of the mighty trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. Eleven-year-old Little Fox learns that the vision includes him. It is he who must destroy Bent's Fort. Alone and unarmed, Little Fox is left outside the towering adobe walls to face an impossible mission.  This first chapter book for young readers is both a thrilling adventure tale and a well-researched interpretation of the end of Bent's Fort in 1849. Product Information: Ages 7 to 10 60 pages; illustrated with map, glossary, and author's notes Hardcover; Trim: 11" by 8.5" Publication date: 1999, Illustrated by Martha Jane Spurlock
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