Sign up for our literacy platform for free for reading at home

Ralph Compton Blood and Gold

Authors: Compton, Ralph & West, Joseph A.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC002000, FIC033000
ISBN: 9781101177419, Related ISBNs: 0451212673, 1101177411, 9780451212672, 9781101177419
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In this Ralph Compton western, the most wanted man in the West isn’t an outlaw. But he’s still worth $30,000 dead or alive…

An inexperienced cowpuncher with a solid work ethic, Dusty Hannah has earned the respect of his boss. Entrusted with $30,000, he has been charged to deliver the cattle rancher’s gold across Texas’s Red River—by way of Indian Territory, where the Apaches still reign.
 
But the Apaches are the least of his concerns once word of the money reaches the ears of every desperado in the Southwest. Saddled with the gold, and suddenly responsible for protecting a father and daughter lost in hostile country, Dusty has to keep his wits about him if he hopes to see the trail’s end.

More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!
 
Sign up for our literacy platform for reading at home

LightSail includes up to 6,000 high interest, Lexile aligned book titles with every student subscription. Other titles are available for individual purchase.

Watch the power of

Lightsail in action

×

SUPPORT GROWING READERS

Immediately Engage Students
Immediately Engage Students
Simple intuitive design has classrooms reading within minutes.
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Students love the LightSail experience and naturally spend more time reading.
Accelerate Literacy Development
Accelerate Literacy Development
Students reading 25 minutes a day on LightSail are seeing 2+ years of Lexile growth in a single year.

LightSail Education is a comprehensive Lexile and standards-aligned, literacy platform and digital e-book library. Including multimodal learning functionality and featuring books from leading publishers, LightSail holistically assesses and nurtures each student on their reading and writing-to-learn journey, throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

*LightSail offers a 2,000 or a 6,000 title bundle with its student subscriptions. Other titles are available for individual purchase.