Crossbow

Dayle Campbell Gaetz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438450

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Fourteen-year-old Matt has only one goal in life: to become a hermit. He has no use for school, but he loves the solitude of the forest. When he hikes up to the cabin he built for himself, he discovers a mysterious stranger named Forrest has moved in. At first Matt doesn't connect Forrest's appearance with the rash of local robberies. Forrest seems to be the perfect hermit, and he teaches Matt the skills he needs to achieve his goal, including how to hunt with a crossbow. But when Forrest tries to kill an endangered Roosevelt elk, Matt questions the ethics of his new friend. When Matt discovers a stolen rifle in his cabin, he finds himself trapped in a dangerous situation.

Reading Level
Lexile
HL630L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
4.0
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Character Education Characters & Series High Interest Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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