Paintbrushes & Arrows

by M. C. Finotti

Paintbrushes & Arrows

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Book Information

Publication Date: 2016

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8

Number of Pages: 112 pages

Approximate Word Count: 34,160 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 16 minutes reading Paintbrushes and Arrows: A Story of St. Augustine at 250 words per minute.*

Book Themes: Native Americans, Re-education of the Plains Indians brought to the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine

Genre: Historical Fiction

Setting: St. Augustine in 1875

Important Quote: When the army tried to put her father, Black Horse, a Comanche chief, on the train in Fort Sill, her mother had screamed and cried and refused to let go of him.

First Line: Ah-kah, May 18, 1875
Ah-kah twisted a piece of fringe into a knot.

Point of View: odd numbered chapters are told from Ah-kah’s perspective and even number chapters are told from Callie’s perspective -- Ah-kak’s chapters are in third person point of view and Callie’s chapters are told in first person point of view.

*Estimate from Reading Length

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