Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667806334

Bold Crossings

by Lance Elliot Osborne View author's profile page

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
Based on true tales of survival and adventure, a settler boy's journal, and the tape-recorded reminiscences of a venerable Comanche woman, "Bold Crossings" is the multicultural story of early teens who survive countless hardships and buck traditions as they come of age on the deadly plains of 1830's Texas.
Description
Based on true tales of survival and adventure, a settler boy's journal, and the tape-recorded reminiscences of a venerable Comanche woman, "Bold Crossings" is the multicultural story of early teens who survive countless hardships and buck traditions as they come of age on the deadly plains of 1830's Texas. Malcolm Hornsby is a lanky 13-year-old who longs for more than life on a farm. More than anything, he wishes to read books and work with his hands at modern machines of iron and steel. Instead, he travels with his family 800 miles, from bucolic Mississippi to the middle of the most hostile territory in America and home to the Penatuka, fiercest of the Comanche bands. Wukubuu is a Penatuka of 13 full seasons who prefers the hunt and ways of healing to the tedium of working skins. After one too many adventures goes wrong, she loses hope of ever seeing her family and band again. That is, until she crosses paths with a lanky 13-year-old Taiboo who is good with his hands and simple machines…including locks. Get ready to experience the 19th century like never before in this uniquely American historical novel. Author Lance Elliot Osborne has masterfully crafted this book with thorough research and compelling storytelling. "Bold Crossings" is a must-read book filled with timeless themes that transcend any era of history.
About the author
Lance Elliot Osborne lives with his family in the Texas Hill Country west of Hornsby's Bend. He's had stage plays produced in Austin, and written optioned screenplays, all historically-based. He's a stickler for thorough research and ensuring accurate inclusivity in his works. "Bold Crossings" is his debut historical novel.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.