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by Stephen Meader

  • ISBN: 1931177104
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  • Author: Stephen Meader
  • Publisher: Southern Skies; Reprint edition (2004)
  • ePub book: 1571 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1476 kb
  • Other: mbr lrf doc lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 531

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Boy With a Pack book. I enjoyed this book, but then again, I seem to enjoy every book that Stephen W. Meader has written.

Boy With a Pack book. However, I don't agree that the portrayal of the runaway slaves was demeaning in the book.

Boy With a Pack" is historical fiction which takes place circa 1840. Bill Crawford is a 17 year old orphan living with an older brother and his wife in New Hampshire.

He wanted them to have a sense of the scale and variety of the country, from sea to sea. He wanted them to learn about the past and see progress, and be able to look to the future and see opportunity. Boy With a Pack" is historical fiction which takes place circa 1840. They are the only family he has. He makes a bold decision.

by Stephen W. Meader. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780152112400. Release Date:October 1939.

Stephen W. Meader: His Contributions to American Children's Literature" is. .Boy with a Pack (1939) (Newbery Honor). Stephen Meader, born to Quaker parents, wrote his first children’s book, The Black Buccaneer, in 1920

Stephen W. Meader: His Contributions to American Children's Literature" is Chesley Howard Looney's 2005 doctoral dissertation on Meader. Bat, the Story of a Bull Terrier (1939). Clear for Action! (1940). Blueberry Mountain (1941). Shadow in the Pines (1942). Stephen Meader, born to Quaker parents, wrote his first children’s book, The Black Buccaneer, in 1920. He moved his growing family to Moorestown in 1922 and by 1927, he had obtained a position with the Philadelphia advertising firm of . Ayer & So. ^ The Life of Stephen W. Meader Archived 2006-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, Southern Skies web site.

com: Boy with a Pack. MEADER, Stephen W. Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company,, NY:, 1946. Condition: Very Good Hardcover. Very good in a very good (a bit faded along the spine, a few small clear tape repairs on verso) dust jacket. From Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Chesterfield, MA, . Association Member: ABAA. Price: US$ 4. 0 Convert Currency. Shipping: US$ . 0 Within . Destination, rates & speeds. verified user30 Day Return Policy. Meader She was loaded deep with a shifting, noisy cargo that lifted white noses and huddled broad, woolly backs-in fact.

On the morning of the 15th of July, 1718, anyone who had been standing on the low rocks of the Penobscot bay shore might have seen a large, clumsy boat of hewn planking making its way out against the tide that set strongly up into the river mouth. She was loaded deep with a shifting, noisy cargo that lifted white noses and huddled broad, woolly backs-in fact, nothing less extraordinary than fifteen fat Southdown sheep and a sober-faced collie-dog.

Boy With a Pack by. Stephen W. Meader, Boy With a Pack Quiz Number: 19040 Harcourt Brace & Company,1939 ISBN 0-15-211240-5; LCCN 297 Pages Book Level: . Interest Level: MG. 1 of 4. Book Information. Seventeen-year-old Bill Crawford enjoys adventure and faces danger as he journeys on foot from New Hampshire to the Ohio country during the pioneer days of 1837.

Meader Stephen Warren. Stephen Warren Meader (1892-1977) was the author of over forty adventure, mystery, war, sports, and occupational stories for boys. His optimistic stories generally tended to either concern young men .eveloping independent businesses in the face of adversity, or else young men caught up in adventures during different periods in American history

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Seventeen-year-old Bill Crawford refused to be licked by the "hard times" of 1837. Putting every cent he owned into a tin trunk full of "Yankee notions," he set out afoot from New Hampshire for the Ohio country. His adventures on the road, as he crossed Vermont, York State, and Pennsylvania and moved southward through Ohio, furnished abundant tests of his courage and character. A crooked Vermont horse dealer who nearly murdered Bill for his trade-goods; a bullying Erie canal boat captain who hired him as a driver; and a hard-riding Virginia slave-catcher shadowing the Underground Railroad are vivid personalities in the story. Like other popular books by this author, Boy With A Pack is a horsy story. It is flavored with the racy pungency of stagecoaches and tavern stables, the brawl and bustle of the old Erie Canal, the excitement of backwoods trotting tracks, and the dusty plodding of westward migration in full tide a hundred years ago.

Comments

Pumpit Pumpit
Better than I remembered; truly a pleasant journey back in time.
Qucid Qucid
Just got his book today. Book is in very good condition and just really pleased with it.
Grosho Grosho
I am the father of 6 young boys and trying to read ahead of them. Come ride along. :) This is a great book from Meader, one of his best. Pivotal point is how positively it presents the entrepreneurial efforts of a young man. Some ups and downs that the boy must persevere through. There is a bit of a love interest in this one, but everyone keeps their hands to themselves and it's really presented as friends getting serious - which is probably the best way to do it.
Really, this was a fun read and I think your kids will enjoy it - hey, YOU would enjoy this one.
Now the (3) bad points:
1. There are some racial slurs thrown around that were probably common when this was written but you really wouldn't want your youngster to bust out with them. Hahahahah... horrifying. Specifically - you will want to tell them it's not ok to call black people "Darky/Darkies". It only comes up a couple of times, but kids are kids and they learn things so fast - be careful.
2. The main character gets pseudo-kidnapped by a horse thief. May be a good idea to review how to stay safe among strangers.
3. The main character comes upon the hanging of a criminal. The kid kind of ignores it, and not much is said about it. But did want to mention.
Gholbithris Gholbithris
Stephen W. Meader was a social worker who wrote books for boys, 6th grade and up, in order to broaden their horizons. He wanted them to have a sense of the scale and variety of the country, from sea to sea. He wanted them to learn about the past and see progress, and be able to look to the future and see opportunity. His books are easy to read, fun and inspirational. Great for reading, sharing, and gifting. I love several of them. I think this one is my personal favorite, but I didn't find until I was an adult.

"Boy With a Pack" is historical fiction which takes place circa 1840. Bill Crawford is a 17 year old orphan living with an older brother and his wife in New Hampshire. They are the only family he has. He makes a bold decision. Rather than taking a job sweeping up in a woolen mill for 2$/week, he stakes everything he has on a peddler's outfit, planning to hike to Ohio and sell notions where stores are few and far between. He has to become self-reliant. With no friends or family available for support, he works and trades for his food along the way, camping or sleeping in barns.

I enjoy the way that Meader's historical fiction gives you an understanding of the ways things used to be done. Bill's adventures include a brick yard in New Hampshire, a horse thief in Vermont, the Erie Canal in New York, a horse race in Pennsylvania, and the "underground railroad" in Ohio. He encounters all kinds of people along the way - criminals, villains, cheapskates, honest folks, and saints. Other lessons learned are along the lines of Golden Rule/ karma , and "discretion is the better part of valor".

My favorite part was his time working on the Erie Canal, and the detailed descriptions of the way things worked, like the stalls in the bows, and how canal boats and their teams of horses were able to pass one another on the same towpath in both directions without getting tangled up!

Good old fashioned Can Do spirit!
Goll Goll
I just loved this book. It is a beautifully written and historically accurate portrayal of American life in 1837. Anyone who loves historical fiction about early America and settling the Old Northwest will enjoy this book. An American classic.