Rachel's story is fictional, but it is based on many actual experiences of overland emigrants between 1846 and 1868. Join ten-year-old Rachel and travel with her family along the Oregon Trail from Illinois to California in 1850.
Traveling by covered wagon, young Rachel and her family follow the Oregon Trail from Illinois all the way to California. The terrain is rough and the seven-month trip is filled with adventure. Rachel's own handwritten journal chronicles every detail and features cherished "pasted-in" mementos gathered along the way.
MARISSA MOSS is best known for her handwritten illustrated journals, including the enormously popular Amelia series. She lives in Berkeley, California.
"Solidly researched and wholly captivating . . . This engrossing glimpse of the westward movement is as good a choice for pleasure reading as it is a valuable classroom resource."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)