Mountain Born

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Mountain Born is a children's historical novel by Elizabeth Yates. Set in the sparsely populated Rocky Mountains during the 19th century, it describes the life of a shepherd's family. The novel, illustrated by Nora Spicer Unwin, was first published in 1943 by Coward-McCann and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1944. In 1972 a movie based on the book was broadcast on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. Shot in Telluride, Colorado, it starred Sam Austin as the shepherd boy.[1]