Jubal Sackett (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Jubal Sackett (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Louis L'Amour


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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jubal Sackett feared no man. With the aid and company of Itchakomi, a Natchez Princess, he blazed a trail through the American wilderness from the Appalacians to the Rockies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808570271
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 05/28/1986
Series: Sackett Series , #4
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, Louis L'Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 260 million copies of his books in print around the world.

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1908

Date of Death:

June 10, 1988

Place of Birth:

Jamestown, North Dakota



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Jubal Sackett 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
LarryWilliams More than 1 year ago
Jubal Sackett is another great early (very early) American tale. It is a continuation of the early Sackett story. It picks up as Jubal leaves to see the "shining mountains", far beyond the "Far Blue Mountains" of his father. Friendship, loyalty and eventually romance all enter into this tale. The plot is relatively simple, but as usual with Louis L'Amour novels it is in the telling that the story shines. L'Amour could easily sit in a cabin or lodge in the winter and tell stories of past adventures. If one likes history or adventure I highly recommend this book. The early "Sackett" stories are among L'Amour's best; recalling a time when this land was as wild and untamed as the people who inhabited it.
Izy More than 1 year ago
This is truly a book worth 2 THUMBS UP!!! This book is so captivating and intense. It puts you in time travel, opening your eyes to America's amazing past. I read this book in two days. I couldn't put this book down and it ended so well. It didn't leave you hanging wondering what happened to the characters. This book has made this genre my favorite, and I read everything now about frontier individuals, and Native Americans. Louis L'Amour and James Alexander Thom are amazing authors. TRULY A MUST READ!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If ever you wished to read THE beginning frontiers' story, this is the one you want. Jubal, the protagonist, explores the far western lands and meets endless surprises along the way. I just finished this book for the second time and enjoyed it even more. This is on the top 3 for L'Amour books, certainly my favorite of the well-known Sackett series. Faced with enemies, love of women and wandering, and huge wild game, Jubal proves his worth over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the one book which started me off on reading again.It was the first western I had read and consequently hasn't been the last. I love the style of Louis Lamour and found the characters in the book and the lives they lead to be easy reading with a wanting to know more about what was to happen next and my curiosity being fulfilled with a great story.I thorouly recommend this book to any fan of Louis Lamour ( especially his Sackett novels) or indeed this makes for an enjoyable read for those who have never read a western yet.
dragonasbreath on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was fun and entertaining. Some of the problems he got himself into - such as breaking his leg in the middle of nowhere with nobody around - while perhaps a bit mindstretching, were also examplary of the problems frontiersmen actually had.This volume was much more entertaining than Ride the River or Lando were.
DeltaQueen50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jubal Sackett by Louis L¿Amour is part of the continuing saga of the Sackett Family. This story is set in the 1700¿s and follows the adventures of Jubal, third son of the original Sackett to come to America.Although his brothers were content to settle down and raise families on their original home site in North Carolina, Jubal is a wanderer. He vows to follow his dreams and heads west. Along the way he explores much virgin territory, meets with various people, finds a travelling companion and a beautiful Indian woman to love. This book required a large stretch of imagination as the events become more and more unbelievable. By the end of the book we have Jubal fighting a mammoth that should have been extinct centuries before. I managed to finish the book, but it will remain one of my least favorite of this series so far. With the territory that Jubal covered, this could have been an excellent adventure story instead of such a disappointment.
clif_hiker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Third (or is it fourth?) in the Sackett series, this book follows Jubal, the youngest son of Barnabas Sackett, west to find his destiny. A longish story that could've done with cutting 30 pages or so of Jubal's repetitive naval gazing about his destiny amongst the mountains. Still, a good story in the line of Sacketts, and introduces some new characters into the saga.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book follows Barnabas Sackett's youngest son Jubal into the west. The setting is considerably earlier than most of L'Amour's mountain man epics. The native tribes are Kickapoo and Natchez, instead of Apache, Sioux, and Cheyenne. The wilderness is less touched by European influence except for the Spanish soldiers filtering up from the south. L'Amour's notes at the end even make the mammoth encounter feasible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this story like all of the rest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it was indeed a longer Sackett book, i still thoroughly enjoyed it and liked the unexpected twist at the end. I liked it better than some of the Sackett books that were set later in time. If you like the Sackett series, don't miss this one.
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Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
This has been my favorite book in the series so far - would've been five-star if L'Amour had just left out the animals, the first being Jubal's pet buffalo and the second being the Mammoth/Mastodon. Pure fantasy on L'Amour's part and I had problems buying it. Through his entire body of work, L'Amour repeatedly mentions that Columbus wasn't the first to discover America - the Mammoth scene in this book made me think that maybe L'Amour should've stepped out of this series to do another stand-alone (like The Walking Drum) about prehistoric America. I think he would've enjoyed it and I'd have liked to read it. But, aside from that element, this book provides everything a good story offers - history/local lore, romance (without pages of gazing into each other's eyes and mushy conversations), violence with multiple villains. Also, the telling of this story is less choppy than the previous books in the series. In previous reviews, I stated that I cast Brad Pitt as Barnabas Sackett, and then, because of similarities between Kin and his daddy Barny, I also recast a younger Mr. Pitt to play the Kin that I imagined while reading. At the start of this book, L'Amour tries to emphasis that, of all of Barnabas' sons, Jubal is the most like him. I disagree. Jubal is more introverted and more of a strategist than his daddy, so I did cast a different actor to play the Jubal in my mind - Travis Fimmel. And I do mean Viking-Ragnar Fimmel with all that sexy bearded glory and not the metrosexualized Fimmel hanging out in his underwear (FYI, I didn't find Fimmel attractive until he grew the beard). A young Sheila Tousey became Itchakomi, Jubal's love-interest, and Rick Mora (because only someone who is extra-pretty can stand beside Fimmel's gorgeous beard and not get lost in the background) became Jubal's Indian sidekick (in this context, I'm specifically referring to the Hollywood trope because Keokotah is definitely Jubal's Tonto. Oh, and you can plug in Rick at any age - that man is just down right beautiful). And, of course, because I adore Jubal and want to know what happens next, this is the last we'll see of him. The time-chronology jumps 200-years forward in the next book, Ride the River. I really would've enjoyed a next book for Jubal.
Olebiker More than 1 year ago
I have been a big fan of Louis Lamour's westerns but have only recently begun reading the Sackett series of books. I must say I was surprised and disappointed at the repetitive nature of much of the narrative. It felt as though Lamour just couldn't figure out a way to make Jubal's actions speak for his state of mind so the narrator had to explain it to us over and over. This was the first Lamour book that has been a disappointment to me.
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BookbugGH More than 1 year ago
Every Louis L'Amour book I read just gets me hooked deeper. I am so glad I finally started reading this great author. "Jubal Sackett" is another great example of a book you don't won't to put down but on the other hand you want to finish so you can go on with the series. I find myself so engrossed in his story that time has a way of slipping by and I have to put it down to get something done besides read. Fantastic book as all of his are.
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I love this book. I remember my dad reading this to me as a little kid. I just re-read it and it totally stands up to the tests of time. It's got all of the classic L L'Amour elements. Wilderness, adventure, intrigue, good vs evil, man vs wild, and just a touch of romance. A must read. You won't be disappointed.
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