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The Missouri Kid Paperback – October 20, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1588201119 ISBN-10: 1588201112

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: 1st Book Library (October 20, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588201112
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588201119
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,380,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So essential and so relevant; a fascinating, fun, quick read for anyone interested in taking a journey into the past. -- Gateway Heritage Magazine, Fall 2002

From the Publisher

James Melvin Scott's THE MISSOURI KID chronicles the life of a boy growing up in the Missouri Ozarks during the early 1900s. It's a poignant coming-of-age story during a time long gone. While his parents, who were farmers, didn't have much -- very few families did back then -- they provided their children with a rich childhood in an environment surrounded by nature. Scott grew up hunting and fishing in the Ozark Hills, in Missouri's great rivers and magnificent streams. Scott's story takes you through his early years, through his youth, when he played high school basketball and was a cowboy in the rodeo, and into adulthood when he taught in a one-room classroom, to when he eventually left Missouri, crossed the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim with a friend as he headed out West, to California, to pursue the American dream.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
After reading this book, I realize how things have changed! It would be impossible today to repeat the Missouri kid's journey to California.
The way he wove his story is so Missouri (good old slow-talking but ever-so-charming)
Thanks to James Scott for telling his story of growing up in America!
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