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Though the hardships and dangers of the trail were many, these children also witnessed the great and wild beauty of the untouched West and became an integral part of U.S. history. In this unique approach to the history of the wagon trail and western expansion, here are the moving stories of these young pioneers, told in their own words through letters home, diaries, and memoirs.
This clear and well organized presentation is comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated with detailed maps and more than ninety archival photos and prints of life on the trail. End notes, bibliography, index. Grades 5-9, Ages 10-14. Hardcover, 208 pages.
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Ginger Wadsworth’s clear and well-organized presentation is comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated with detailed maps and more than ninety archival photos and prints of life on the trail. Endnotes, bibliography, index.
"A uniquely youthful perspective on this period of American history" THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Here's a terrific account of the opening of the American West" NY TIMES BOOK REVIEW The New York Times Book Review
"Clear and concise...new perspective...It is the youthful point of view that makes this book unique and enjoyable." VOYA VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)