The Oregon Trail during the mid-1800s was a long and dangerous path to the west, filled with treacherous river crossings, scorching heat, mountainous terrain, and hostile inhabitants. None but the hearty and adventurous dared to make the journey, for there was no guarantee they would even survive.
Follow the trials and tribulations of a company of pioneer men, women, and children who braved these dangers as they left everything they knew and gave up nearly everything they had for the hope of a better life.
|Suggested Grade: 4th - 6th|
|Author: Mary Jane Carr|
|Softbound: 265 pages|
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I call this book sweet and adventurous, because it has elements of tenderness, adventure and danger. This novel tells of a young, orphan boy traveling west with his cousin's family, and the many dangers that those westward travelers faced. It is realistic, in that not every day is filled with hardship, and not all is lighthearted and fun. This story tells of familial love, faith, heartbreak and adventure. The book is perfect for the recommended age group, and is a nice addition to studies of American History.