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Teacher’s Guide

Natchez Under-the-Hill

by Stan Applegate
illustrated by James Watling

In this sequel to The Devil’s Highway, Zeb and Hanna continue their desperate search to reunite with their families, facing all the dangers of the Natchez Trace.

When the two young pioneers end up head-to-head with the sinister Mason gang, Hannah boldly uses her quick wits and ingenuity to protect her family, Zeb, and herself from the evil sergeant and the angry widows of the infamous gang. Meanwhile, Zeb finds life in Natchez Under-the-Hill just as perilous as he fights desperately to stay alive on the streets, only to find himself locked up in jail, seemingly farther than ever from finding his beloved grandfather.

Will Zeb find his grandfather? Can Hannah and Zeb survive the many dangers of the Natchez Trace and somehow return home?

Format: Paperback
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-191-3
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Page Count: 186
Size: 6 ̎ x 9 ̎
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-850-9
Age Range: 8 – 12
Language: English

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AR Level: 4.6
F&P: GRL T, Gr 5, Genre HF
Themes: Courage, Determination, Friendship, Natchez Trail
BISAC 1: JUV016140 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century
BISAC 2: JUV001000 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC 3: JUV030060 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General

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Meet the Author

Stan Applegate holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University. He worked in education for many years, as a teacher, as chief of education science and technology for USAID in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, for the office of American affairs in education, and as vice president for research and sponsored programs at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Georgia.

Meet the Illustrator

James Watling lives in Canada, where he is a professor of art education at McGill University. He has illustrated over twenty-five books for children.