The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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name = The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
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image_caption = 1st edition cover
author = Robert Lewis Taylor
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Historical novel
publisher = Doubleday
release_date = 1958
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media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback) & AudioBook (Audio cassette)
pages = 544 pages
isbn = NA
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"The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Lewis Taylor, which was later made into a short-running television series.

Plot introduction

Taylor's realistic novel for young people was published in 1958 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year. In it, the young Jaimie (spelled with two "i"s) accompanies a wagon train headed from St. Louis, Missouri, to California after the 1849 Gold Rush.

Plot summary

The novel alternates between Jaimie describing his journey by wagon train to California with commentary by his father, a Scottish doctor with an effervescent personality whose judgment is often clouded by his weakness for gambling and strong drink.

The novel contains, in graphic detail, some intense Native American customs, especially rite of passage.

Publishing history

* Doubleday & Company. 1st edition. 1958. ISBN 1-141-39958-X. (may also be: ISBN 0-385-04930-7.)
* Pocket. 1960. Paperback. ISBN 1-122-55331-5.
* Arbor House. 1985. Paperback. ISBN 0-87795-756-8.
* Main Street Books. Paperback reissue edition. 544 pages. December 1, 1992. ISBN 0-385-42222-9.
* Chivers Audio Books. Audio cassette. October 1993. ISBN 1-56054-867-3.


For several episodes of the TV seris, The Osmonds were cast as the singing sons of the Kissel family.

External links

* [ IMDB entry for "Jaimie McPheeters" television series]
* [ Photos of the first edition of The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters]

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