Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Addie Slaughter:The Girl Who Met Geronimo~Book review



Addie Slaughter by Susan L. Krueger, ED.D. ,with Dr. Reba Wells Grandrud

From the Publisher

Indian attacks, outlaws, rattlesnakes, smallpox and blizzards are a few of the true-to-life dangers experienced by Addie Slaughter, daughter of the famous John Horton Slaughter, a Texas Ranger, famed Cochise County Sheriff and an early settler of the San Bernardino Valley in the late 1800s.

My Thoughts

The story of Addie Slaughter is told from the perspective of Addie a young girl living in the late 1800’s. After loosing their mother to smallpox, Addie, her brother Willie and their father John moved to Arizona to purchase a ranch. Addie’s father remarried so the children would have a mother.

Life was not easy and the road to buying the ranch was fraught with hardship and danger, but the Slaughter family did eventually buy their ranch.

This  is a wonderful story about a young girl growing up just after the end of the Civil War. The recommended reading level is 9-12. It is fast paced and full of adventure! There are actual photographs of the people in this story throughout the book.

There is also a study guide in the back of the book if you would like to do further research and study.

Addie Slaughter is available for purchase at Five Star Publications.

disclosure: This is a Mamma Buzz review. I received this book from Five Star Publications in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.



Lori said...

I think we would enjoy reading this book! Thanks.

Tracey said...

I reviewed this book as well and found it quite interesting.

Hope you have a nice night!