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Lost Indian Gold

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Spud, an eleven year old, gets hopelessly lost in the swamp, but makes himself a camp and sets out to survive. While he's surviving, he has a confrontation with a hungry alligator and some close shaves with two bullies, even takes a swim in an underground river. But, his luck isn't all bad. He makes friends with two girls his age, Laura and Suzy. Not only that, he ...more
Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Astraea Press
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Angela
Dec 05, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it
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When boys fish they do tend to be competitive, especially with their older brothers and Pa, but Spud may regret that decision to fish away from them so he could show them all up by catching more and bigger fish. Spud is only eleven years old and his family just had quite the stroke of bad luck and lost their farm and home, so they are on the way to his Ma's family home to live for awhile until they get back on their own feet. On the way his Pa decides to stop
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Suzanne Rogers
May 06, 2012 Suzanne Rogers rated it it was amazing
Reminiscent of the Jean Craighead George novel, "My Side of the Mountain," "Lost Indian Gold" has the potential to be a classic. Set in 1940 rural Mississippi, the narrative is told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy nicknamed Spud. When his family is evicted from their farm, Spud's family loads up the truck for a long-distance move. Along the way, the family stops to fish. Young Spud goes off to find a good spot of his own, but misses the call to return. When the truck takes off and ...more
Tifferz
Sep 11, 2012 Tifferz rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure that Spud unexpectedly embarked on. I thought Spud was clever and made due with what he was dealt. I liked when Spud met Laura and Suzy and then fell in the lake when he caught the fish. I also liked the hunt for the gold. The story also had a few surprises along the way.



The downside is the time frame I think was a little off. It took place September to November and it felt like it was still summer. I think it would have been better taking place June to Septem
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Jacque
Jan 11, 2013 Jacque rated it really liked it
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I received Lost Indian Gold by Robert Rogers as an ARC for my honest opinion.

The time is 1940, Spud and his family are forced to move from their home. Along the way they stop to do some fishing and Spud gets lost and separated from his family. This is the story of his adventures. The author did a very will job in keeping the audience entranced. I found the wording very authentic – all told from first person perspective and the characters very likeable (how cute are those little sisters). This bo
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