Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
By Scott O'Dell
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780395599662, 144pp.)
Publication Date: April 1992
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This powerful account of the tragic defeat of the Nez Perce Indians in 1877 by the United States Army is narrated by Chief Joseph's strong and brave daughter.
Scott O’Dell (18981989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
"The economical and graceful narrative of a memorable story is a fitting capstone to the long career of this most distinguished creator of historical fiction." Horn Book Guide