Sid Fleischman: Bandit's Moon



E factionalizing themselves It s a good book if you want to discuss race xenophobia r immigration with your childThe nicee thing about it though is that it s also a fun story A lot f award winning books for middle readers are what adults want kids to read rather than what kids want to read This is a fun combination f both The story is good and moves at a good pace and isn t too long this is a good choice for reluctant readers It s entertaining and re readable so your kidlet is liable to breeze through the whole thing not necessarily paying conscious attention to the meaty stuff in it but then be able to have a discussion about it if asked It definitely combines the best f both worlds for adults and kids One f the things I wanted to do with my 8 year Porter Rockwell: A Biography old sonne 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 Satire of the early 1850s and tells the talef an unlikely pair Annyrose Smith is a pre teen who is separated from her Deflower the Boss only kin herlder 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 Hebrew magic amulets 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 itn 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 n Wanted posters Annyrose s pre conceived ideas f 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 Being There of gold in California the Mexicans and gringo ranchers co existed peacefully Butnce gold was discovered the gringos passed a series هذه بلادنا: الجواء of laws and taxes that forced Mexicansff their Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom own land Therefore when he steals from settlers he takes what he believes to rightfully be his But his methodsf robbery appear to run contrary to his reputation as a cold blooded killer Fleischman does a good job f not moralizing in this story He lays ut 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 nce Annyrose is given the pportunity to turn in this Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith outlaw if that is what he truly is There is plentyf 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 f him At first my son thought he was a bad person but he later modified his pinion f him He thought Joauin was actually ne f 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 ut for yourself Caudill Nominee 2002Based The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD on the real lifef bandit Joauin R at every bend Soon Annyrose runs into Joauin Murieta legendary bandit f the Gold RushThis complete disaster however soon appears to be no less than a blessing for both They can help each ther ut Annyrose.

Buzzwords Historical fiction bandits Mexico vs America seeking gold I looked at him and saw that for the great bandit nothing was altered He would continue his proud utlaw life avenging himself n Yankees Like an arrow in flight he couldn t change directionWhen Joauin the Robin Hood f the Califoria Gold Rush comes to the house where Annyrose has been held by the wicked OO Mary she takes the Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse opportunity to escape to seek her brother But traveling with the bandits she learns a lot and has to uestion things she s always taken for granted This was a plot driven story and the characters were not as well developed as I would have liked nor as carefully shaded However an enjoyable look at a historical bandit that I hadn t known about before I read thisne with my kids and really enjoyed the picture Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of the gold rush that Fleischman painted It was a complicated time and this book really makes you uestion the ideaf the good guysbad guys My sister brought this home from school when she was in elementary school and I was in middle school I picked it up to flip thorugh the pages and didn t put it down until a couple hours later when I had finished the whole thing I ve given it as a gift and eventually bought a copy for myself and will still ccassionally read it in ne sitting it s ne f those books I haave to be careful The Stringbean Murders of picking up because I m still liable to have a hard time putting it downSid Fleischman had won a Newberry for a book a few decades before this The Whipping Boy which touchesn similar issues That book if I remember right had to do with class issues while this أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع one is touchingn issues Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of racism and xenophobia the uestion though is who the foreigners are since California at this point in time hadnly recently transferred to the United States and until the Gold Rush was still inhabited mostly by people who identified as MexicanIf you re worried about whether your kid can handle it though don t worry it s not too heavy The Sporty Game or pedantic and a kid is liable not to pick upn the messages very strongly it s done in a way that definitely gets the message across but doesn t hit you American Yakuza II over the head with it There isn t a clear delineationf which side we should sympathize with and I liked that Annyrose is afraid Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of the bandits at first because they re Mexican and her father was killed in the recent war against Mexico and the Mexicans are waryf a gringo Annyrose has plenty Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of momentsf realizing that despite the cultural differences the bandits and their Mexican allies are just as human as she is and Joauin shows different sides to himself in how he treats non Mexicans On the Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing one hand he sees the White 49ers as deservingf being vandalized because they re taking the land from the Mexicans and when Annyrose Blood Love objects to being called a Yankee because she s from Louisiana he answers You re all Yankees But at the same time he s willing to take a gringo under his wing and eventually comes to trust Annyrose enough to take her to a family party and when she tries to interfere with a heist doesn t treat her as harshly as he might have before Similarly Annyrose explores a campf 49ers from South America and discovers that the Chilenos don t like the Argentinians ectthe different groups aren t all just foreigners lumped under the same category they all have distinctions amongst and between themselves and ar. 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.

Urieta dubbed the Robin Hood f the California Gold Rush In this fictionalized account Joauin takes Annyrose a twelve year ld rphan under his wing all the while he is galloping through the country n his thieving ways Heart warming in many ways we see that criminals sometimes have a heart f gold no pun intended I did not expect such a tiny book to give me so many emotions AnnyRose left by her brother with OO Mary until he can earn money enough to support her suddenly finds herself hiding from the dread Joauin a notorious bandit She s found almost immediately but Joauin thinks this boy could help him learn what he really needs to know how to read English So she begins her journey toward her bother with a group f utlaws trying to understand what drives them Great story about how ne girl survives the wild west with an utlaw and his band f thieves Annyrose lets a band DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of Mexican bandits to believe that she is a boy to get away from a horrible life she was Her hopes are that she will find her brother somewhere in California where he went to strike it rich Annyrose learns the powerf a rumors verses facts f western justice and vigilante f truth verses fear and above all to stand up for what is right even when you fear for your life Joau n Murieta the infamous utlaw shows Annyrose that there are two sides to every story Excellent story We had this as a read aloud and the narrator did a great job What an unexpected treasure I ve had this n my shelf for years picked up at a book sale I absolutely loved this story I had never heard Civil rights, tool of communist deception of Joauin Murieta but am now anxious and eager to learn about him This review also appearsn my blog Read at Home MomSet in the early 1850s Bandit s Moon is the story f a young girl named Annyrose Smith who has been imprisoned by a nasty ld woman named OO Mary When she makes her escape she immediately sets Cutthroat out to look for herlder brother Lank from whom she has become separated but instead she falls in with a gang An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims 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 daysf 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 The Claiming of the Shrew others Details about the actual Gold Rush are few and far between and instead the story focuses mainlyn Annyrose s feelings Summoned of warmth and concern toward Joauin It s an entertaining read which introduces a larger than life historical figure most kids probably would nottherwise 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 f exploring the daily life f gold prospectors from a realistic and less romanticized point f 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 n 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. 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.

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