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Bandit's Moon review ð 104 ã [PDF / Epub] ☉ 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 for th After a narrow escape from the nasty O 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. One of the things I wanted to do with my 8 year old son one summer in addition to swimming going to county fairs and ball games and playing in the park was to read for at least 30 minutes a day And to make the experience enjoyable for him and to help him with his reading comprehension we agreed to read the same books Bandit's Moon by Sid Fleischman became my son's favourite book that he read so far that summer It is set during the California Gold Rush of the early 1850s and tells the tale of an unlikely pair Annyrose Smith is a pre teen who is separated from her only kin her older brother Lank She is inadvertently rescued from a horrible situation by the infamous Joauin Murieta a real life Mexican bandit who struck terror in the mining community Wary of him but also realizing that he provides her access to look for her brother Annyrose asks Joauin if she can ride with him and his gang Joauin agrees to it on the condition that Annyrose teach him how to read English so that he can understand what the gringos are saying about him in newspapers and on Wanted posters Annyrose's pre conceived ideas of Joauin as a ruthless bandit are challenged throughout the book in Joauin's words and actions For example Joauin explains to her that before the discovery of gold in California the Mexicans and gringo ranchers co existed peacefully But once gold was discovered the gringos passed a series of laws and taxes that forced Mexicans off their own land Therefore when he steals from settlers he takes what he believes to rightfully be his But his methods of robbery appear to run contrary to his reputation as a cold blooded killer Fleischman does a good job of not moralizing in this story He lays out Joauin's reasons for doing what he does in Joauin's words es destino and has Annyrose grapple with the issue that she has befriended a bad man who might not be so bad after all if the laws were just However since the laws are what they are Joauin appears headed for his destiny a hanging More than once Annyrose is given the opportunity to turn in this outlaw if that is what he truly is There is plenty of action within the book's 132 pages which appealed to my son as it made reading Bandit's Moon fun I would ask him uestions about Joauin and what he thought of him At first my son thought he was a bad person but he later modified his opinion of him He thought Joauin was actually one of the good guys and that the posse trying to catch him were the bad guys and he kept asking me Are they going to capture him Will he die To that I would answer find out for yourself

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Can 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. This review also appears on my blog Read at Home MomSet in the early 1850s Bandit's Moon is the story of a young girl named Annyrose Smith who has been imprisoned by a nasty old woman named OO Mary When she makes her escape she immediately sets out to look for her older brother Lank from whom she has become separated but instead she falls in with a gang of bandits led by Joauin Marieta the Mexican Robin Hood Though she deplores Joauin's dishonest behavior she can't help but be charmed by his personality and she does her best to help him before ultimately making another very narrow escapeLike Weasel and Mr Tucket Bandit's Moon is another adventure story from the early days of the American West Though the main character in this story is a girl and the main villain a real person there is very little else to differentiate this story from the others Details about the actual Gold Rush are few and far between and instead the story focuses mainly on Annyrose's feelings of warmth and concern toward Joauin It's an entertaining read which introduces a larger than life historical figure most kids probably would not otherwise learn about but as a historical lesson about the time period it would fall pretty flat Though the main character is much younger Bo at Ballard Creek does a much better job of exploring the daily life of gold prospectors from a realistic and less romanticized point of viewSid Fleischman's talent as a writer is evident in the McBroom books and in his Newbery winning novel The Whipping Boy but this book is less memorable I would keep it on hand for kids who love this time period and for girls reuesting adventure stories with female protagonists but I will likely forgo using it for homeschooling

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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. Caudill Nominee 2002Based on the real life of bandit Joauin Murieta dubbed the Robin Hood of the California Gold Rush In this fictionalized account Joauin takes Annyrose a twelve year old orphan under his wing all the while he is galloping through the country on his thieving ways Heart warming in many ways we see that criminals sometimes have a heart of gold no pun intended