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Eric | 3 comments Hi, I'm looking for a YA book from (possibly) the 1950s or more likely the 1960s that I read from my school library back in the 70s. I can't recall the title or author but it is about a teenager from a city who was being bullied and then saved by another, older boy from the mountains or rural area. He takes the bullied boy to his home and helps him become stronger and more independent. The boy eventually returns home and faces down the bullies. Any thoughts or help?

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``Laurie Henderson (LaurieLynette) | 956 comments https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

This list might be able to help you find your book.

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Lobstergirl | 20497 comments Mod
Eric, you'll want to add plot details to your header to make it stand out since many members are searching for childhood books. This could get your query solved faster. If you are unable, a mod can help.

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Eric | 3 comments Thanks!

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Angela | 296 comments hie to the hunters by Jesse Stuart?

From Kirkus: "Once again Jesse Stuart establishes his right to be spokesman for his own native Kentucky mountain men -- and once again he paints them in warm, likable colors, with their crudities, merely surface overlay for their sterling worth. Call it sentimentalizing if you will, he gives it a ring of authenticity. This is a tale of a rescue, as Sparkie, an overgrown, tobacco spitting sixteen year old boy from the hills uses his own eccentric method of fighting to save a fourteen year old city softie, "Did", and from two bullies , and persuades the Lad to run away with him to the hills, so he can make a man of him. Just how hill justice and hill psychology operate to protect Did from his frantic father's determination to get him back -- how Did accepts the toughening process not only with good grace but with eager liking, makes an original if not wholly convincing yarn. Through his eyes, the reader glimpses a life comprised of possibly one third hard work as tobacco raisers, but a surely two thirds life-o-Riley, with possum hunting, for hunting, running with the dogs (the dogs have almost more personality than the people), setting traps to go home, until, at the end, that part of his life tied up with "book larnin'" lays claim, and-his father having proved his manhood in fighting fire in a mountain feud -- accepts parental claims while putting the seal of friendship on his new "family". There is less of humor here than in Stuart's memorable Taps for Private Tussie, but the market is chiefly that market rather than -- or perhaps in addition to- his audience for A Thread That Runs So True. (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 1950)"

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Eric | 3 comments oh, wow - I think this is it! Amazing and thank you so much! I will look for it on Amazon.

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Kate Farrell | 2201 comments Mod
Eric, did you get a copy of this book? Please let us know if it is or it is not your book. We'll mark this as solved, or we'll keep this as an active search. Please let us know!

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