An Old Man and a Girl: A Modern Day Lewis and Clark Adventure

An Old Man and a Girl: A Modern Day Lewis and Clark Adventure


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An old man, Zack, feels that he is no longer needed and sets out on a one way journey, until his trip is interrupted and he saves a young girl, Molly, becoming an unexpected hero. The two develop a Grandfather and Granddaughter relationship as they travel across the United States following the Lewis and Clark Trail. Zack, a retired teacher, takes every chance he can get to teach Molly about the Lewis and Clark expedition. He focuses mainly on Sacagawea and her blue beads. Eventually these blue beads take on a special meaning to Molly and Zack. Along the way they meet new friends, come across dangerous predators both human and animal, experience tragedy, and learn more historical facts than they ever anticipated. All the while, Molly is starting to change for the better thanks to Zack's guidance and she experiences her first love and the heartbreak that goes with it. Meanwhile, a dark and mysterious figure looms over them. Can they escape this unseen foe? Can they enjoy this adventure forever or will it come to an end? Should she go back to school or stay forever with her new found Grandfather? What was the meaning behind their friend's tragic vision of their future? Can they stay with the Hopi forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499366600
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Gene Jordan lives in Mercer County, Pennsylvania in a historical hotel where Gandy Dancers use to stay while working on the railroad. He is a former Language Teacher at a local High School, a local businessman at The Hadley Store where he sold archery and hunting supplies, and is a father, husband, grandfather, and writer.
Jordan graduated from Mercer High School, Grove City College and holds a master's degree from Slippery Rock University. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Argentina in 1963-64, traveled to Mexico, to Spain, France and England many times, is a lifelong outdoorsman harvesting over 100 animals with bow and gun in a dozen states and provinces. He is a life member of PSEA, NRA, a senior member of the Pope and Young club, a yearly member of the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, and a volunteer at the Greenville Railroad Museum. Hobbies include RV traveling, hunting, gardening, reading, and writing.

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