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"Lucy! Get that dog away from here! How often do I have to tell you that he is not to go near the oxen." Lucy's father is touchy because he is worried about her mother, who's expecting a baby any day. The year is 1843 and the Stewart family is emigrating to Oregon by wagon train. And Finn, Lucy's frisky fox terrier, just can't seem to stay out of mischief. One day when the wagons break camp to move on, Finn is nowhere to be found. Lucy knows her father will be angry, but she can't help that. She simply has to sneak away from the wagon train and search for her missing puppy. Carla Steven's story is based on actual journals of the pioneers' journey to Oregon.
Lucy's frisky little puppy, Finn, gets into one scrape after another as Lucy and her family travel westward to Oregon by wagon train in 1843.
Carla Stevens has kept a diary since she was ten years old, and taught a course about journal writing at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Ms. Stevens lives in New York City and Cornwall, Connecticut, with her husband and cat.
"Stevens used quotes from actual journals to open each chapter and has painted quite a vivid picture of the life on the early wagon trains." School Library Journal