Kristina Gregory. Blending historical fact with fiction, author Kristina Gregory extracts passages from the actual journals of trapper Beaver Dick Leigh and forges a tale that begins when 15-year-old Carrie's parents are killed in an Indian attack. Carrie learns to survive in the wilds of Wyoming while living with Beaver Dick Leigh and his Shoshone wife, Jenny. There, she also comes to appreciate the beauty of the towering Tetons and the Indians' feeling of oneness with nature as her friendship with Jenny blossoms. Juvenile and adult readers will enjoy this engaging tale of new beginnings. 2002. 192 pages.