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Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men #7544437
03/30/22 10:58 PM
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I have an 8 year old grandson that I'd like to get a book about the mountain men for. Could be about one of the heros, Bridger, Meek or any of them. Or could be about the mountain men in general and the beaver fur trapping that they were involved in.

Can anyone suggest a title or titles of books that an 8 year old might not get bored reading, perhaps with a few illustrations in it to get his imagination working and keep him interested?


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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544446
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I guess im not sure how well an 8 year old would take care of a book, but in reading Master atrappers by Tom Miranda and the beginning is short pieces about mountain men and then goes into a lot more about wel known trappers. But, its 50 bucks…

Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544452
03/30/22 11:21 PM
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I’m not real good with how well an 8 year old reads. Probably depends on the child.

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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544469
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Get him The Call of the Wild by Jack London. He will never look back.


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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544471
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My wife found my boys some outdoor related books by Kevin Lovegreen and the hardly put the down and fight over them. Nothing about mountain men but fishing the duck shack. moose, elk ect..

Seeing them really interested in reading and excited when new book are delivered is great.

Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544474
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Try the books by Jim Kjelgaard. You may have heard of Big Red but theres half a dozen more. I have read Stormy when I was growing up. Pretty good for younger readers or nighttime stories.


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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544496
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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: AZ2020] #7544504
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Originally Posted by AZ2020
Try the books by Jim Kjelgaard. You may have heard of Big Red but theres half a dozen more. I have read Stormy when I was growing up. Pretty good for younger readers or nighttime stories.


I'll second this recommendation. Kjelgaard's books are what got me started on the outdoor life. But there's way more than half a dozen... he wrote dozens of books. 45 to be exact. Buckskin Brigade is perhaps the closest to a historical mountain man theme. Haunt Fox, Stormy, and Big Red were my favorites... all include trapping.


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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544519
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I don't know of any Mt Man books for readers that young, but around that age is when I really got into reading and two that I remember loving were My Side of the Mountain(A young boy goes into the mountains of New York to live of the land) and Call of the Wild.
I have a book that is a collection of most of Jack London's stories. I still pick it up and read it on rainy days at camp. It would be a good one for when the boy is a year or two older.

Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544532
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I buy this series of books for my 8 year old. The have good basic info, enough to stir their imagination of historical characters and events.

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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544534
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The greatest mountain man stories every told by Lamar underwood. If he's a good reader he'll have no trouble with it. Sometimes at age 8, you'll need to read to them to get them hooked, then next thing you know they're picking up the book and reading it themselves.

https://smile.amazon.com/Greatest-Mountain-Stories-Ever-Told/dp/1493032879/ref=sr_1_3?crid=23R0A7P1HSWBB&keywords=lamar+underwood&qid=1648724133&sprefix=lamar+underwood%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-3

Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544649
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Not really mountain men books but my 9 year old loves the hatchet series

Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544656
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Check out the books by Cody Assman...good, educational reading.
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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: Mac McAtee] #7544695
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I really appreciate all the suggested books. Looking all suggestions over and will choose one to start him with.


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Re: Kids Book On or About the Mountain Men [Re: salemtrapper] #7544714
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Originally Posted by salemtrapper
Not really mountain men books but my 9 year old loves the hatchet series

Loved the Hatchet series as a boy and my now 14 year old daughter also got hooked on them.

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