Panther in the Sky

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Turtleback Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 704 pages
25 Reviews
"Thom shows how, in honest, capable hands, fictionalized biography can add verisimilitude to the life and times of this extraordinary America....The dialogue has the ring of reality about it....Thom is able to get into the thoughts and emotions of his characters...."
DEE BROWN
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Rich, colorful and bursting with excitment, this remarkable story turns James Alexander Thom's power and passion for American history to the epic story of Tecumseh's life and give us a heart-thumping novel of one man's magnificent destiny--to unite his people in the struggle to save their land and their way of life from the relentless press of the white settlers.

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User Review  - Star Johnson - Goodreads

Thom does a good job of mixing history with some fiction. It keeps the pace flowing and gives a reader a great inside view of what the character may have been thinking or feeling. In this book about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Excellent read. I usually have a problem with "historical fiction" (an oxymoron?) where the main characters are well know historical figures, but this book is so well researched that I never felt the ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the author of "Follow the River", "Long Knife", "From Sea to Shining Sea", "Panther in the Sky" (for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel), "Sign-Talker", "The Children of First Man", and "The Red Heart". He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a director of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council. The author's Website is: www.jamesalexanderthom.com.

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