Fourteen-year-old Ted McNabb is thrilled that he has been invited to be part of John C. Frémont’s Fourth Expedition, thanks to his Uncle Alexis. Although he is excited, Ted is a bit nervous after hearing rumors of dangerous wild animals and unwelcoming indigenous people. He has no idea that there are much bigger obstacles to face and that his greatest fears may prove to be his greatest assets. In fact, his life may depend on them!
This compelling story is based on the true account of Frémont’s Fourth Expedition along the 38th Parallel.
- less than 300 unique words; total word count: 6100
- 80 pages of text
- written in past tense
- Neutral Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics: more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
- setting: the border between Mexico and the US, in the year 1848