Follow in the trail of young Ben, who, along with his family, sets off on the Oregon Trail in 1845. Witness their struggle, as they fend off animals, hunger, weather and more dangers; but Ben has another struggle the others do not...asthma. Will he have the strength to continue? 58 pages, softcover. Ages 7-11.
When his family travels west via wagon train in 1845, Ben faces many adventures and hardships. Along with the dangers of rough weather and wild animals, Ben also fears the possibility that he might have a devastating asthma attack. As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.
Kathleen Kudlinksi the award-winning author of more than forty books for children, including the Boy, Were We Wrong series. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.