J.A. Arnold's mid-grade/YA historical adventure Ox Cart Angel is now available as a trade paperback.
While the Civil War rages far away, Claire Dumont and her father set out on a journey from the Dakota Territory, hoping to catch up to the large caravan of Métis fur traders that left the day before. Their destination? The bustling city of St. Paul, where Papa wishes to open a photography studio. But with only Bone Bag, their one-horned ox, to pull their squeaky cart, they soon realize they may have to make their treacherous journey alone. Braving bad weather, packs of wolves, dangerous river crossings, starvation and exhaustion, can Claire and her father survive the deeply rutted ox cart trails?
This novel is set on the ox cart/Red River trails that were an important part of the fur trade in the 1800's.
You can read the first five chapters on the Ox Cart Angel blog as well.