THE FOUR ARROWS FE-AS-KO
When the owner of Oregon's largest cattle ranch - the Four Arrows - is shot by his horse in a freak accident, Royal Leckner suddenly finds himself charged with teaching the owner's retarded son to take over management of the ranch. The son, Leviticus Perrault, comes as part of an unmatched set, which includes Toofer, a man split between bickering Confederate and Union personalities; Tommy Two Hearts, half-white, half-Indian, and half-paralyzed; and Lou(ella), and idiot savante. With the help of some cowhands and an uppity lady accountant, Royal and his crew try to run the ranch despite the connivings of the entire county.
The magic and humor of The Four Arrows Fe-As-Ko lie in the charming gusto of its narrator. Looking back on his 1890s youth from the vantage point of his 1930s old age, Royal laughs at himself more than at anyone else.
The Four Arrows F-As-Ko was filmed as "Promise The Moon" by Sullivan Entertainment. Read the book and see the movie and ask yourself the question, "Huh?"
Actually, it's a great film...and a study in the art of adaptation.
"Bonanza meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in this comic western."
"A fast, delightful read. Platt brings a rare female perspective to a generally male fictional domain."
"A humorous western with pathos and engaging dialogue ...told in a tongue-in-check style and a delightful, wholesome tale that outshines the norm."
--- School Library Journal