Mullins, Norman D. Mountain boy: the adventures of Orion Saddler.

Author:Griffin, Maureen
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

MULLINS, Norman D. Mountain boy: the adventures of Orion Saddler. Woodland Press (118 Woodland Drive, Chapmanville, WV 25508). 103p. c2004. 0-9724867-4-7. $9.95. J

A summer with grandparents at an isolated West Virginia farm, far from his Ohio home, offers Orion Saddler opportunity to grow emotionally and physically. The troubled city boy has many adventures, and younger YAs will become caught up in such challenges as outsmarting a lazy rooster, surviving a swollen creek, saving a pet pig from being eaten, searching for the best blackberries with a one-eyed goat, and exploring the legend of a prowling panther. Poppy John and Mammaw Saddler provide lessons in living--possibilities--which...

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