The Crossing

The Crossing

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055268337X
  • 9780552683371

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Jud Reeves earns the commission which is due him by birth the hard way, when he decides to ride scout for Texas in the war between the states, learns as he pays the price of the lives of the men who follow him that it is more honorable to default and become a man of peace. With Cavanaugh, a seasoned scout, he shares in the anxious search for Star, Cavanaugh's lovely mestizo daughter, taken by the Apache Sobre in retaliation. Captured, he escapes to take part in the war in New Mexico, to see brave men die at the expense of their cowardly commanders, and as he deserts- to begin a new life with Cavanaugh and Star and the warrior Sobre who have proved more valiant and more loyal... Jumbo-sized, this brings new life to old campaigns and old issues and it is probably all set for the big screen. (Kirkus Reviews)show more