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After a narrow escape from the nasty O O Mary's clutches Annyrose ventures forth to find her long lost brother Lank in gold digging territory But the journey is rough bandits and fiends waiting for the travele Great story about how one girl survives the wild west with an outlaw and his band of thieves Annyrose lets a band of Mexican bandits to believe that she is a boy to get away from a horrible life she was Her hopes are that she will find her brother somewhere in California where he went to strike it rich Annyrose learns the power of a rumors verses facts of western justice and vigilante of truth verses fear and above all to stand up for what is right even when you fear for your life Joauín Murieta the infamous outlaw shows Annyrose that there are two sides to every story Excellent story We had this as a read aloud and the narrator did a great job

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Bandit's MoonR at every bend Soon Annyrose runs into Joauin Murieta legendary bandit of the Gold RushThis complete disaster however soon appears to be no less than a blessing for both They can help each other out Annyrose I read this one with my kids and really enjoyed the picture of the gold rush that Fleischman painted It was a complicated time and this book really makes you uestion the idea of the good guysbad guys

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Bandit's Moon reader » Paperback ☆ helpyouantib Ü [Read] ➭ Bandit's Moon By Sid Fleischman – After a narrow escape from the nasty O O Mary's clutches Annyrose ventures forth to find her long lost brother Lank in gold digging territory But the journey is rough bandits and fiends waiting foCan teach Joauin how to read so he will know where danger lies and in turn he can make sure she's safe and fed But in a time when corruption and greed are running wild will their friendship be than fool's gold My sister brought this home from school when she was in elementary school and I was in middle school I picked it up to flip thorugh the pages and didn't put it down until a couple hours later when I had finished the whole thing I've given it as a gift and eventually bought a copy for myself and will still occassionally read it in one sitting; it's one of those books I haave to be careful of picking up because I'm still liable to have a hard time putting it downSid Fleischman had won a Newberry for a book a few decades before this The Whipping Boy which touches on similar issues That book if I remember right had to do with class issues while this one is touching on issues of racism and xenophobia the uestion though is who the foreigners are since California at this point in time had only recently transferred to the United States and until the Gold Rush was still inhabited mostly by people who identified as MexicanIf you're worried about whether your kid can handle it though don't worry it's not too heavy or pedantic and a kid is liable not to pick up on the messages very strongly; it's done in a way that definitely gets the message across but doesn't hit you over the head with it There isn't a clear delineation of which side we should sympathize with and I liked that; Annyrose is afraid of the bandits at first because they're Mexican and her father was killed in the recent war against Mexico; and the Mexicans are wary of a gringo Annyrose has plenty of moments of realizing that despite the cultural differences the bandits and their Mexican allies are just as human as she is and Joauin shows different sides to himself in how he treats non Mexicans On the one hand he sees the White 49ers as deserving of being vandalized because they're taking the land from the Mexicans and when Annyrose objects to being called a Yankee because she's from Louisiana he answers You're all Yankees But at the same time he's willing to take a gringo under his wing and eventually comes to trust Annyrose enough to take her to a family party and when she tries to interfere with a heist doesn't treat her as harshly as he might have before Similarly Annyrose explores a camp of 49ers from South America and discovers that the Chilenos don't like the Argentinians ectthe different groups aren't all just foreigners lumped under the same category they all have distinctions amongst and between themselves and are factionalizing themselves It's a good book if you want to discuss race xenophobia or immigration with your childThe nicee thing about it though is that it's also a fun story A lot of award winning books for middle readers are what adults want kids to read rather than what kids want to read This is a fun combination of both The story is good and moves at a good pace and isn't too long this is a good choice for reluctant readers It's entertaining and re readable so your kidlet is liable to breeze through the whole thing not necessarily paying conscious attention to the meaty stuff in it but then be able to have a discussion about it if asked It definitely combines the best of both worlds for adults and kids