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Outlaw Heroes [Kindle Edition]

Deanna Lynn Sletten
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Book Description

Fun adventure novel for ages 10 and up!

Come join the adventure…

Twelve-year-old Will Long loves the old west and his favorite stories are ones about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. When he was younger, Will and his father watched old western movies together and read books about old-time outlaws and lawmen. His father worked on a ranch and he and Will would ride horses together, rope cattle and attend rodeos. Tragically, this all ended the day his dad suddenly died and Will and his mother had to leave the ranch and move into town. Three years later, Will still struggles with the death of his father and doesn’t like the new man in his mother’s life.

Will and his mother head west to Spokane, Washington on an Amtrak train to attend a family reunion and the one-hundredth birthday celebration of his great-grandmother. During the train ride, Will is suddenly awakened to find he’s been transported back in time and the train is being robbed by none other than Butch and Sundance. Will joins in with the outlaws and jumps at the chance to follow along with them despite Sundance's protests. Will follows the outlaws on some of their most famous robberies and also gets to meet the infamous Etta Place, Sundance's wife. But when a bank robbery goes sour, Will begins to wonder if being an outlaw is as exciting as he’d once thought.

Join Will as he learns life lessons along the way and discovers a family secret that has been hidden for decades.



Editorial Reviews

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"Outlaw Heroes is a throughly entertaining read from first page to last, and would make a fine addition to school and community library collections." - Midwest Book Review


 "This is a marvelously written story filled with interesting historical events and adventure for all ages." - Alle Wells, Author


 "Outlaw Heroes is a charming, fun, and exciting adventure story. Though it's aimed at young adults, I really enjoyed it as will other adults. The story is a well written quick read that keeps the reader's attention throughout." - Brian Jackson, Author

From the Author

Outlaw Heroes is a fun adventure novel, perfect for kids ages 10 & up. Will learns life lessons about right and wrong from his adventure with Butch and Sundance.

I had so much fun writing this novel, and I hope you will be equally entertained reading it.

Product Details

  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475298366
  • Publisher: Deanna Lynn Sletten (December 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M9WSOO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A throughly entertaining read from first page to last February 4, 2002
Format:Paperback
In Outlaw Heroes, we are introduced to twelve-year-old Will Long, who considers himself launched on the adventure of a lifetime when he is swept back in time to join in with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But when a bank robbery goes wrong, Will realizes that the outlaw life isn't nearly so exciting and glamorous as he had thought it was. Written for young readers ages 10 and older, Outlaw Heroes is a throughly entertaining read from first page to last, and would make a fine addition to school and community library collections.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read March 21, 2012
By Journey
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked this "kids" book. I was already a fan of the time period, so it wasn't a far stretch for me to fall under the author's spell with Will. His character is so well written that at times I wanted to just yank him out of the book and give him a big hug, or a hard "talking to." Thanks for another good read, Deanna!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun-filled adventure for kids 10 and up August 22, 2001
Format:Paperback
Young adult novel, Outlaw Heroes, by author Deanna Lynn Sletten is a fun-filled adventure story that will capture your imagination. It is a mixture of the real-life adventures of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with the fictional twist of adding twelve-year-old Will Long. Will is swept back in time to join the adventures of his favorite outlaws, only to soon learn that being an outlaw isn't as exciting as he'd thought. He learns some life-lessons along the outlaw trail that he takes back with him in his real life. Outlaw Heroes is non-violent fun and does not glorify outlaws. It's just a fun adventure with some of our western history's most memorable characters. And it is a refreshing change from the children stories out there today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Tale Well Told January 22, 2012
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This delightful novella retells the story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, up close and personal. Seeing everything through the eyes of 12-year-old Will, who participates in a train robbery and the Winnemucca Bank heist, and the getaway thereafter, guarantees a lot of action, with hard riding, plenty of shooting, and adventure. But the real strength of the story lies in the evolving relationships between the Sundance Kid and young Will. Will learns being an outlaw is no walk in the park, and at times you might not feel like a hero. The characters are fully fleshed out. This is high class entertainment for adults and young adults alike. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome action/adventure story! January 31, 2013
Format:Paperback
12-year-old Will loves the stories about the outlaws of America's old west. He especially loves the stories about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their gang called "The Wild Bunch." Will loved to watch old western movies with his dad before he died.

When riding on a train with his mom to go to the birthday party of his great-grandmother, Will falls asleep only to wake up in a different time! Will finds himself back in the old west and the train he is on is being robbed by the Wild Bunch! Will decides to tag along with the Wild Bunch (even though the Sundance Kid doesn't want him to) and he is present at some of the gang's most notorious crimes! Pretty soon Will discovers that being an outlaw isn't really that great and there is nothing heroic about it. He just wants to get back home, but how?

I loved the time period of this book (and that it had time-traveling in the story)! I really like old western movies too, so maybe that's why I thought the story was so exciting. I learned a lot about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in this book which I really liked. I thought Ms. Sletten showed that outlaws weren't really heroes and that they had a really hard life. Will is an awesome main character. I felt like I really knew him. The action scenes Ms. Sletten described were great and the story kept me reading! There was a little cussing in the book, one or two da** words but nothing more than that. I liked this book so much that when my grandfather asked me yesterday if I read any good books lately, I handed him Outlaw Heroes!
**NOTE I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book for all ages January 22, 2012
By Legacy
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What an adventure! The story follows Will Long as he goes back in time to dive into action with outlaws. The Wild West returns and the action is fun to follow. Nice clean, fun adventure that even adults would enjoy. The characters come to life and some good lessons are taught. The ending is done really well. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Fun Adventure January 19, 2012
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His children's argument over the origins of a pocket knife prompts and incredible story from Will Long's own youth. It all began with a train ride out west and fantasies over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Suddenly Will finds himself in 1900 with his train being robbed by the notorious gang. When he joins the gang the real adventure begins. Along the way Will is confronted with the harsh realities of life as a criminal and stumbles upon an old family secret.

Outlaw Heroes is a charming, fun, and exciting adventure story. Though it's aimed at young adults, I really enjoyed it as will other adults. The story is a well written quick read that keeps the reader's attention throughout.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for all ages of reader.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Written for kids but fun for adults, too! January 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Outlaw Heroes is a fun story that will entertain kids and charm adults. Join Will Long as he rides with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on a few adventures and learns some valuable lessons along the way. A thoroughly enjoyable read with a surprising little twist that you don't want to miss!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down love a good western
Could not put it down love a good western. Put you right with this young boy sharing this adventure of the old west.
Published 2 months ago by ivy
5.0 out of 5 stars Book, "Outlaw hero's"
A book about Western outlaws/hero's. A very interesting read for those who enjoy Westerns. It involved a time traveler, a young boy that was really into Western cowboys (What... Read more
Published 7 months ago by paulplasters
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book is the best thing I have ever read sort of. It is so cool and it really touched my heart at some emotional parts. But it was amazing
Published 10 months ago by Reiner Family
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes with twist
Great story, I was spellbound and did not want to put it down. I elt as though I was in story myself.
Published 17 months ago by Morgan Paige
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy...more or less.
You leave the story wishing it was true. A truly sweet tale of being lost, then found in the most wonderful way possible... in memories of a dream that proves out to be reality! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dragosgold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I have to start off by mentioning that western's are not my favorite genre. With that being said, Outlaw Heroes is one of the best middle grade books I've read this year (I'm... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Adventure for All Ages!
Will Long's father was a ranch hand and a cowboy. He shared his love for everything western with his young son including stories of the adventuresome bank robbers, Butch Cassidy... Read more
Published on September 18, 2012 by Alle Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle~Kindle~Kindle~STOP!!!
Not all of us have a Kindle but would love to read the books, too. I have a Pandigital Novel and I can't download ANY books because you don't recognize my device. Read more
Published on March 16, 2012 by Coloradolady
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More About the Author

Deanna Lynn Sletten is a bestselling and award-winning author. She writes heartwarming romances and women's fiction novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna's women's fiction novels, Widow, Virgin, Whore and Maggie's Turn have both made Amazon's top 100 bestselling book list in 2014. Her romance novels Memories and Sara's Promise both won semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 and 2013 respectively. Sara's Promise was also a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.

Deanna loves hearing from her readers. Connect with her at:

Her blog: www.deannalynnsletten.com
Twitter: @DeannaLSletten
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DeannaLynnSletten
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/dsletten

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