Old Sam and the Horse Thieves
This adventurous tale of 12 year old Johnny Scott and his faithful horse Old Sam continues in this book. After a bad injury ruins Old Sam's racing career, he is adopted by the Scott family where, even though his gait is a little crooked, he is still the fastest horse around. One day, Johnny discovers that Old Sam is missing, and it turns out that he has been captured by horse thieves! With no time to spare, it's up to Johnny to get him and the other missing horses back. Can a 12 year old boy really take down two tough criminals? You'll just have to read to find out! A fun tale with a little bit of a Little House on the Prairie vibe, perfect for any horse or adventure lover, and based on the author's true experiences. 138 softcover pages. Laura
Lee and Johnny Scott are backand so is Old Samin this sequel to Old Sam, Dakota Trotter. Despite the disfiguring injury that ended Old Sam's career as a champion thoroughbred trotter, he is still as fastand as canny as ever, an indispensible help for the Scott family in their new home. Then, Old Sam mysteriously goes missing. Johnny figures that any thief who dares to steal that horse will soon be sorry. With the help of Lee and their gang of friends, Johnny soon has things well in hand, finding Old Sam's track, setting up a communication system that works with mirrors and well-placed minionsand generally running circles around his elders. And, of course, Old Sam does not let his boys down. That Johnny also encounters some sobering moments in his headlong pursuit of justice is a sad, perhaps unavoidable, consequence in a way of life still on the fringes of civilized society.
Both books about Old Sam and the Scott family are based on the author's true-life, homesteading experiences in what is now the southeastern region of the state of North Dakota.
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