High Plains Heroes: Josiah
Thirteen-year-old Josiah Sullivan is discovering the wonders of the high plains in Colorado Territory in 1862. His family has come west to avoid the tumult of the American Civil War. Josiah’s path crosses with a young Arapaho boy, Lost Stick. As their cultures collide, Josiah must decide whether Lost Stick is a friend or a foe. A dangerous journey into the Rocky Mountains tests Josiah’s courage and survival skills. Living on the American Frontier is not for the faint of heart!
Intended for upper elementary or early middle school readers, this novel is thoroughly researched and historically accurate.
About Jaydine Rendall (Denver, Colorado Author)
Jaydine Rendall was the first Writer in Residence for the High Plains Library District. With the District's support, Rendall was able to complete her first young reader novel. She teaches middle school and is a community college adjunct instructor.
Although Rendall lives in Greeley, Colorado, most of her writing takes places in Estes Park, Colorado. Her love of the mountains is reflected in her writing. The second book in the High Plains Heroes series, Laughing Wolf, begins in the mountains.
When she's not teaching or writing, she's hiking with her husband and two border collies.