KIT CARSON, MOUNTAIN MAN by Margaret E. Bell
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KIT CARSON, MOUNTAIN MAN

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Shifting from her usual stories for the twelve to fifteen year old group, Margaret Bell has written a stalwart biography of the frontiersman for younger readers. Sometimes placing Kit Carson in an actual situation, sometimes narrating the course of events, she works a smooth pattern of his life that is free from telescoping, retentive of the vigour that was part of Carson's own determination to become an independent Mountain Man. The story spans Carson's life from his three year struggle begun when he was 16 to become a trapper in Arizona to his days with Fremont's Oregon expedition and his service to the government during the Mexican wars. Tersely written accounts of Indian wars and desert crossings and occasional digressions into Carson's own thoughts make this a refreshing and arresting biography.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1952
Publisher: Morrow