- Hardcover: 212 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade) (18 Sept. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039573083X
- ISBN-13: 978-0395730836
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,448,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Gentleman Outlaw and ME--Eli: A Story of the Old West Hardcover – 18 Sep 1997
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In 1887 twelve-year-old Eliza, disguised as a boy and traveling towards Colorado in search of her missing father, falls in with a Gentleman Outlaw and joins him in his illegal schemes.
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Zara, grade 6
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12 year old Eliza Bates is in somewhat of a sticky situation that also happens to be between a rock and a hard place. Her father is somewhere in the Wild West, far from her Kansas residence. Her mother is dead. And she was left to the dubious 'charity' of her uncle and aunt. Abused by her cousins and treated as a slave, she decides to scamper into the night. Whilst doing this, she gets four additions to her life: a false gender, a new name (Elijah Bates), a dog and a poor excuse for a card-sharp, Calvin Featherbone. The dynamic duo and dog travel across the country so that Eliza can find her father and Calvin can kill the man who murdered his father. Eliza just hopes they aren't looking for the same man...
This was a greatly enjoyable read. Eliza was completely plucky and Calvin was fun as the Gentleman Outlaw. The plot was smooth and flowing. Very kid friendly and something I wouldn't hesitate to read with 5th grader.
Zara, grade 6