Crosswire

Crosswire Dwindling water supplies have driven desperate cattlemen to snip fences in order to water their herds targeting thirteen year old Jesse s farm several times When a lone drifter arrives in town he s q

  • Title: Crosswire
  • Author: Dotti Enderle
  • ISBN: 9781590787519
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dwindling water supplies have driven desperate cattlemen to snip fences in order to water their herds targeting thirteen year old Jesse s farm several times When a lone drifter arrives in town, he s quickly hired to work the farm It should be a relief to have the extra help, but Jesse suspects the man is than just a hired hand and is determined to uncover his mysterDwindling water supplies have driven desperate cattlemen to snip fences in order to water their herds targeting thirteen year old Jesse s farm several times When a lone drifter arrives in town, he s quickly hired to work the farm It should be a relief to have the extra help, but Jesse suspects the man is than just a hired hand and is determined to uncover his mysterious secret This Society of School Librarians International Honor Book includes an author s note and bibliography.

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    1. Texas author Dotti Enderle's newest novel, set in 1883 during a grueling drought, brings the excitement of the Texas frontier to today's young people. Thirteen year old Jesse and his family find themselves in the middle of a battle between farmers and free-range cattlemen; with water scarce, fence cutting became a common practice as cattlemen cut through farmers' barbed-wire fences in a desperate search for water for their herds. Sometimes bandits were hired to do the dirty work, and they often [...]

    2. In 1883, Jesse's older brother Ethan has turned to drinking and gambling, which causes him to be thrown out of the house. Jesse's father is a hard man, but the rigors of trying to raise crops and cattle in the midst of a drought make it impossible for him to survive any other way. Jesse should now be his father's favorite son, but his reluctance to shoot a gun (in the wake of an unfortunate accident) limit his usefulness to his father, especially since the farm is beset by fence cutters who dest [...]

    3. With Jesse as narrator, readers get a very real sense of the times, as well as his personal struggles. The story is well written and has a level of suspense and mystery that kept me turning pages well after bed time.Pros: Suspense and strong characters give readers lots to enjoy (and think about) in this historical fiction novel. The story has great depth, and this would make an excellent high interest / low reading level book.Cons: None, really. Guns are part of the plot and relevant to the con [...]

    4. Historical fiction is truly one of my favorite type of reads and this one didn't disappoint. From the moment I read the first page, author Enderle did a sensational job of hooking me with well-developed characters and an intriguing and fast-paced plot. Readers will enjoy this story told through the main character, Jesse's eyes. His family's farm is being sabotaged and his brother is tearing them apart. Add to that, the worst drought on record in Texas. Not to mention, Jesse is less than a man in [...]

    5. When his older brother is forced to leave home and a mysterious stranger comes to help at their ranch, thirteen-year-old Jesse gets caught up in the Texas farmers versus cattlemen war caused by a drought 1883. This frontier story is fast-paced enough to feel contemporary while accurately portraying a time when men took the law into their own hands and a father might say, “You’ll never be a man” because his son didn’t want to shoot a gun. (An earlier incident has left Jesse understandably [...]

    6. gr 6 + ? 135 pgs1883, Texas. 13 year old Jesse has a lot to deal with. His older brother likes to sneak into town and gamble, Jesse hasn't been able to fire a gun since he accidentally shot and killed his pet dog, and there is a severe drought. Then, cattlemen start cutting farmers' fences, including Jesse's, allowing their cattle trample crops and drink up the little water available. When Jesse's father banishes Jesse's older brother, it is up to Jesse to help defend the farm. Jesse wonders, ca [...]

    7. A teenage boy experiences the danger and struggle of the taming of the Texas plains when his family's ranch is threatened by violent gangs who cut fences, kill livestock, and threaten ranchers in a war to keep the plains open. In a time and place where the law doesn't really exist, it is a man, his gun, and the courage to use it that stands between life and death, but is Jesse really ready to stand up and be that man?Middle and High School. Historical Fiction.

    8. Thirteen year old Jesse and his family struggle with fence-cutters who damage their property, kill livestock and make even worse threats, in the face of the Texas drought of 1883. When a stranger is hired on to help with the chores, Jesse wonders if he isbringing even more danger. Great historical fiction, especially for boys. Lots of good information at the end of the book about the Texas Rangers, fence-cutters, the history of barbed-wire fences and more.

    9. I just finished this book and I loved it!!! I thought Pud was a cutter but it surprised me at the end when he was actually a Park Ranger! Then Ethan came back and lived at home again. But then he lost his left leg. :( it was so sad!

    10. The cruel Texas drought of 1883 has Jesse and his family in turmoil. Crops are drying out, and desperate free-range cattlemen are cutting fences and trespassing with their thirsty herds, threatening the family's precious water supply.

    11. I really enjoyed this book, even though it is a juvenile book for ages 9-12. It gives historical insight into what it was like to live in Texas during the terrible drought that plagued Texas in the 1880's and the fence wars that were a result. We don't realize how good we have it these days!

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