The Buffalo Knife
This is a great adventure novel about early America. I loved the emphasis on strong families, courage, and faith. The story is engaging and should be enjoyed by even reluctant readers. I found no objectionable material. However, the main character talks about how excited he is to hunt and kill animals and Indians when he gets older, which some parents may not like. Later in the story, he kills an Indian to defend his family, but feels sick about doing so. The descriptions of violence are not graphic. The vocabulary and writing are excellent.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
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