In 1887 Eliza Yates runs away from her mean relatives, disguises herself as a boy, and begins to make her way to Colorado in search of her missing father. Along the way she teams up with young Calvin Featherbone, who calls himself "the Gentleman Outlaw," and joins him in his cunning schemes.

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  • Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List



"A rollicking read, full of the true flavor of the old West."—VOYA

"A fast, funny, and entertaining adventure."—School Library Journal

"Tailor-made to satisfy a youngster's ache for high adventure."—Horn Book

"With plenty of twists and turns—and a cameo appearance by Doc Holliday—it's a real cowgirl triumph."—Kirkus Reviews

ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-618-83000-8 Paperback

ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-395-73083-6 Hardcover