This first book in a series is for 3rd-6th grade readers or for parents to read to young children. Set in Cheyenne, Wyoming Territorry in 1883, Oliver is a young man from the East who wants desperately to experience the "Wild West" before it disappears. Each chapter is filled with fun and adventure. More
Having read every dime novel about the Wild West, young Oliver Twerpful is determined to see what remains of it before it is tamed. But in 1883 Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, Oliver finds himself in danger the moment he arrives. Using his wit and his kind demeanor, Oliver is quick to defuse life-threatening situations. His relationship blossoms with Bessie O'Keefe, daughter of the owner of theO'Keefe Cafe, but she leaves to join Buffalo Bill's first and ill-fated Wild West Show. When Oliver meets Mark Twain, the writer encourages the young man to become a reporter for the local paper. When he gets the opportunity to write about the life of a cowboy, he experiences a world filled with hard work, long hours, and danger. This episodic novel, full of adventure and humor, is written for the young adult, but parents will enjoy reading each fun-filled chapter to their younger children as well.