Gary Paulsen. Cataloging in Publication
Yearling Bks., 1992.
Fourteen-year-old John comes of age and gains self-reliance during the summer he spends up in the Wyoming mountains tending his father's herd of sheep.
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 ; H.W. Wilson; United States YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2001 ; American Library Association; United States
State and Provincial Reading Lists:
Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 1996 ; Nominee; Wyoming Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1995 ; Nominee; Kentucky Lone Star Reading List, 1994-1995 ; Texas
Reading Measurement Programs:
Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc. Lexile Measure 1010
Reading Counts-Scholastic Interest Level 6-8 Reading Level 7 Title Point Value 9 Lexile Measure 1010
Susie Wilde (Children's Literature) In this tale of survival, 14-year-old John Barron is responsible for guarding six thousand sheep for three months with the aid of two horses and four dogs. On the first day alone, he battles a rattlesnake, a skunk, a flash flood, and a ruined camp. In the course of his struggles, John gains an inner understanding of his heritage, the beauty of nature, his true self, and his father's love for him. 1992, Delacorte, $15.95 and $4.50. Ages 10 to 13.