The Calico Ball

By: Crary, Margaret

Price: $28.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright hardcover in beige cloth covered boards with black title backstrip, sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Faint soil on light colored cloth, 152 pp text is crisp and clean. Retired library book with rep removed, crossed out school stamp on frt pastedown and head of page block, none others found. Unclipped color illustrated just wrapper shows a 1/4" x 18" chip at foot of frt gutter area, no call tags on book or dj. cream background rear panel has a b/w photo of the author and a short blurb bio. At fourteen, Ginger Bryant has a pony, a gun of her own, and freedom to roam the countryside as she pleases with her friend, Chaska, grandson of a Sioux chief. But Sioux City, gateway to the Dakota Territory, is mushrooming in the spring of 1861. Newcomers outnumber the early settlers like Ginger and her father and their French and Indian friends, and with the arrival of the first school teacher, a succession of events begins that changes Ginger's carefree life, challengers her courage, and brings her face to face with the problems of growing up. Forced to attend the newly built school, Ginger proves herself an able scholar. But she has little in common with her fellow students, for her sympathy for the Indians and understanding of their problems alienates her from her own kind. However, when marauding Indians threaten to attack the town -- left with only token forces while Union and Confederate troops battle in other parts of the country - Ginger uses her knowledge of the Indians and their ways to avert bloodshed. How she proves her bravery and resourcefulness, and how she is rewarded by the grateful townspeople, makes a fitting climax to this exciting chronicle of a frontier town and its young heroine.

Title: The Calico Ball

Author Name: Crary, Margaret

Illustrator: No Illustrations

Categories: CHILDRENS FICTION,

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46404

Keywords: Sioux City, Sioux Indians, Dakota Territory, Early Settlers, Western Adventure, Juvenile Fiction, Adventure, A junior literary guild selection.,