"Moeri has shaped this story with an unsensationalized precision that will compel readers through the experience of 12-year-old King David, who regains consciousness after the massacre of his wagon train and assumes responsibility for his little sister's life on a barren plain . . . Vivid (and) memorable".--Booklist, starred review.
Surviving a Sioux Indian raid on the trail to Oregon, two children set out to find their fellow travelers.