Interactive Historical Fiction e-books
Red Rock Over The River by Patricia Beatty
When a new girl arrives at Fort Yuma, Arizona, in 1881, thirteen-year-old Dorcas finds herself involved in the escape of an outlaw from the prison across the river.
Dorcas Fox and her brother Charlie, 10, are with their father, Lieutenant Walter Fox, at Fort Yuma, near the banks of the Colorado River. Their mother dis some years before, so the women of the fort community tend to take the care of Dorcas and Charlie in hand, with decidedly mixed results.
Then along comes Hattie Lou Mercer carrying her Winchester. While she looks a lot older, she is not, actually only 14. Where is she from? Who can find out? Hattie finds a job at the laundry but ends up coming to live with them and help around the house.
And Queen Jezebel? She is the big Yorkshire sow belonging to Oscar Bailey. Oscar likes to let Queen Jezebel run loose on the streets of Yuma City to terrify the other kids. He is a real bully. Can Hattie put Oscar in his place? What trouble can they get into at the Fort? Join Dorcas and Hattie for some wild west adventures!