Bandit's Moon Author:Sid Fleischman, Jos. A. Smith (Illustrator) After a narrow escape from the nasty O. O. Mary's clutches, Annyrose ventures forth to find her long-lost brother Lank in gold-digging territory. But the journey is rough, bandits and fiends waiting for the traveler at every bend. Soon Annyrose runs into Joaquin Marieta, legendary bandit of the Gold Rush. — This complete disaster, however, so... more »on appears to be no less than a blessing for both! They can help each other out: Annyrose can teach Joaquin how to read so he will know where danger lies, and in turn he can make sure she's safe and fed. But in a time when corruption and greed are running wild, will their friendship be more than fool's gold?« less
Sid Fleischman handles his children's stories with panache, humor and understanding. In this historical novel he pairs that enigmatic early California banditto Juaquin Murieta with a very determined young girl.