Bless the Beasts and Children Author:Glendon Swarthout "Send Us a Boy -- We'll Send You a Cowboy!" is the slogan of the Box Canyon Boys Camp. But for the nail biters, thumb suckers, and teeth grinders -- the cast-away offspring of parents who are busy travelling, being divorced, remarrying, and garnering fortunes -- it's just another place to face rejection. Until Cotton. — Cotton p... more »ulls them together. In a hot-wired pickup, he leads "the Bedwetters" on a fantastic mission to save a heard of buffalo -- and in the process, to save themselves. But as the raw red Arizona sun rises, they will discover the cost of their one grand moment of glory....« less
Thirty years have past since I first read this book. I still remember it. That alone should tell you how much impact a book can have. This is a must read book for all young adults. One of those special books that you must read before you die.
This is a hardback book. The nail biters, thumb suckers and teeth grinders at the Box Canyon Boys Camp were called the Bedwetters. They were the castaway offspring of parents who were busy traveling, being divorced, remarrying, and garnering fortunes. they were rejects...
Until Cooton pulled them together and led them on that fantastic mission to strike one final blow in the desperated battle to save themselves.
This haunting novel is eloquent testimony that all lost children do not come from ghettoes. Cruel in its clarity and touching in its portrayal of the inner and outer realities of adolescence. Bless the Beasts and Children is a profoundly moving book.