Stephanie Green
Owen Foote, Frontiersman
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Owen Foote, Frontiersman
OWEN FOOTE series #3
illustrated by Martha Weston
Clarion Books, 1999
Hardcover ISBN 978-0395615782
Paperback ISBN 978-0618246205
“‘When the forest calls, I have to go.’ That's what Daniel Boone said, and Owen Foote agrees. Wearing his coonskin cap, carrying his book about animal tracks, and armed with a jar of red pepper flakes in case he meets a bear or a mountain lion, Owen feels like a pioneer when he goes to the woods with his best friend, Joseph. But there are other kinds of varmints in the wilderness—not bears and mountain lions, but two big kids who have nothing better to do than spoil Owen and Joseph's fun. As wily as wolverines, as strong as badgers, and as wise in the ways of the forest as any frontiersmen, Owen and Joseph set out to teach their tormentors a lesson, and learn a few new tricks themselves.

Second grader Owen Foote is looking forward to spending time with his friend Joseph in their tree fort, until some bullies visiting his neighbor, Mrs. Gold, threaten to wreck the fort.

Awards and Recognition
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
Iowa Children’s Choice nominee
New Hampshire Children’s Choice nominee
South Carolina Children’s Choice nominee
“As Owen and Joseph plot to regain their ‘kingdom,’ all the strengths of this series come to the fore: real-boy characters with an appealingly loyal friendship, a good balance of narrative and dialogue, and an honestly childlike sense of the way the world works.”
“Following in the footsteps of their hero, Daniel Boone, two modern boys use ingenuity, wilderness know-how, and newfound nerve to protect their tree fort. A funny, fast-paced adventure.”
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