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The Resource The Kid

The Kid

Label
The Kid
Title
The Kid
Statement of responsibility
Ron Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A marvelous journey into both history and imagination...A perfectly compelling and fast-paced story" (San Francisco Chronicle) from Ron Hansen about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid.Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand—a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. "The Kid's story has been told many times. But not like this" (The New York Times Book Review). In his incredible novel, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing readers back into Billy's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is "entertaining and lively...an excellent, transportive read" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Summary
A western novel breathes life into the story of Billy the Kid, from his childhood working as a ranch hand who developed an amazing dexterity for firing six-shooters and was attractive, smart and well-spoken, but also had a penchant for money, horses and finding trouble
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10532503
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kid
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:203f6e12-13a4-4eed-bb27-5c04cc6f8ecf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501133336
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Kid
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:203f6e12-13a4-4eed-bb27-5c04cc6f8ecf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501133336
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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