Mary Jane CarrChristian Liberty Press / Trade PaperbackOur Price$10.443.5 out of 5 stars for Children of the Covered Wagon, Grades 4-6. View reviews of this product. 3 Reviews
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Pam5 Stars Out Of 5Couldn't put it down!April 24, 2018PamQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our boys, 10, 12, & 14, LOVED this book! Each time we read from it, it was hard to put it down. We stayed up many times past bedtime to read a few more pages. It was very well written. It was suspenseful, but not inappropriate in details of dangerous events. We found nothing questionable. I read the book to the boys so I would know. If you read the whole book, you can understand anything that 'might' be misunderstood.
I borrowed it from the library, and we liked it so much, I am going to buy the book! HIGHLY recommended reading for the time period.
Blessed Mom1 Stars Out Of 5A Warning for Discerning ParentsFebruary 6, 2018Blessed MomQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I always try to look out for what my children will be reading, as I don't want them reading objectionable materials and purposely putting ideas into their heads that are not Godly or Biblical. I thought I should let other parents know some things I found objectionable in this book, which I expected to be Christian in its outlook and to not introduce things to my children such as mysticism.
One section of the book says, "A raven flew overhead. Its hoarse cry seemed to prophesy evil..." The book goes on to say how the man who saw it felt uneasy because of the bird flying overhead. I don't see how this is edifying or necessary to include in a Christian book for children, as birds do not "prophesy evil".
In another section, one of the boys in the book writes a letter as follows:
"Dear Auntie Kay: I am a real big boy now, and my Sunday pants are all wore out, but its all right because my old pants don't fit so well anyway. I saw the devils gate & there was not any fire or brimstone. Not even a devil around. But I still say my prayers anyway. Us fellows are not afraid of bears or injuns or anything else I guess. I am not much afraid of devils anymore..."
This is not the kind of material I want my children reading, as I was expecting an edifying Christian book about children travelling with their families by covered wagon. There may be even more in the book that is objectionable, but we did not finish reading it. My daughter was reading it on her own, and these sections were pointed out to me, so we decided to stop reading it. I hope this will be helpful to other parents who seek to screen the material their children are putting into their minds.
arlene5 Stars Out Of 5A well written adventure storyNovember 15, 2012arleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I actually purchased this book through the publishing company. I usually try to find bargains or used books if I can
but I paid full price and it was worth it. Children of the Covered Wagon is a great book for learning about the journey on the Oregon trail. While it is a fictional account, it is a wonderful learning tool about what people really experienced back in that day. It is not for the very young or children who might get upset if animals or people die. It's about things that really happened back then. There is also mention of real places and people from that era. We had fun looking up places mentioned on the internet. We plan to also look up some of the people as well. (We're not even finished yet!) I like it better than the Dear America series as faith in God is important in this story. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in studying this time period or as a great read anytime. So far most of the books we've gotten by CLP have been quality books for our homeschool.
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