Redcoats and Renegades by Barry McDivitt

Orca, 2012. 9781897235973.

Interest level: Grades 5 and up.

After a member of the newly formed North West Mounted Police catches 15 year old Hamlet Hamlin picking pockets, Hamlet finds himself employed by a grumpy old wagon master who is accompanying the inexperienced Redcoats on their 1874 expedition to bring law to the Canadian West. Being a city kid, Hamlet is unprepared for the physical hardships and astounded by the unruly characters and the wild situations he and the troupe encounter along their way.

10 thoughts on “Redcoats and Renegades”

  1. This book is about a kid that is 15 and hamlet Hamlin. He goes to Fargo and gets accompanied by a man named Dutch and gets hired by him and go on a journey and join the Mounties to Alaska and stop the whiskey traders but on the way they get in a lot of trouble but finally get to Alaska

  2. i adore this book!! so funny! sadly not my favroite but it is really funny!! i like dutch most of all!! 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 😉

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