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Billy the Kid

A Novel

Theodore Taylor

Paperback

List Price: 14.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2005)

Description

William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney Jr. loves to take risks. But Billy's luck runs out when, during a train heist, a passenger recognizes the nineteen-year-old outlaw. Fed up with his bad ways, Sheriff Willis Monroe, Billy's own cousin, decides to track him down. The Kid's two-timing partners are hunting him, too--and a posse wants Billy (and the sheriff) dead.
    
This gripping fictional tale imagines William Bonney's fate had his life of crime taken a very different turn. Fans of adventure will be riveted by Theodore Taylor's fresh take on a legendary character. 
    
Includes an author's note about the real Billy the Kid.


Praise For Billy the Kid: A Novel

"Has definite appeal for readers interested in the era or those looking for a different kind of action book."--School Library Journal
 
"A rippin' good read."--The Bulletin


Taylor smoothly fuses solid storytelling with the stuff of legend. (starred)

— Publishers Weekly

Clarion Books, 9780152056513, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006



About the Author

THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.