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The Boy Hunters is not about hunting for boys, it's about young adults who are hunting. It was written after Mayne Reid discovered that writing books in which not too many people died, and there was not too much violence, was better business than writing as he did at first. There are three young men living with their father, now just a little disabled, but still an avid collector of natural-history specimens. The father says he would give almost anything for the hide of a white buffalo, and that such a beast exists cannot be disputed. His Sons volunteer to get up an expedition to bring back the much-desired hide, and off they go. This book is the story of their quest. But it is also an interesting exposition of the animals and plants that inhabited the great prairies of America in the mid-19th century.
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|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883) was a Scots-Irish American novelist. He fought in the American-Mexican War. His many works are about American life, in which he describes the colonial policy in the United States, the horrors of slave labor, and the lives of American Indians. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in places including, but not limited to: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.