The Misadventures of Maude March

The Misadventures of Maude March

By Audrey Couloumbis

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375832451, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2005


Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister, Maude, are orphaned for the second time, they decide to escape their new self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier and an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time, however, the wanted woman isn’t a villain out of a dime novel–it’s Sallie’s very own sister!
Narrated by the irrepressible Sallie, what follows is the rollicking story of what really happened out there on the range. Not the lies the papers printed, but the honest-to-goodness truth of how things went from bad to worse and how two very different sisters went from being orphans to being outlaws–and lived to tell the tale! Bursting with memorable characters, fast-paced action, and laugh-out-loud moments, this is Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis’s most unforgettable work yet.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

About the Author

Audrey Couloumbis was born in Illinois. Her first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Couloumbis is also the author of Say Yes (2002), an IRA Children’s Honor Book and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Award winner. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a housekeeper, a sweater designer, and a school custodian. Today she lives in upstate New York and Florida with her husband, Akilla, and their dog, Phoebe. They have two grown children.