Westward to home

by Hermes, Patricia.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 14 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv DEAR America
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Series j MY FICTION Hermes
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Series j MY FICTION Hermes
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J HER
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction MY AMERICA J HERMES
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J HERM
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Paperback J PAP HERME
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j HER
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Summary
In book one of this diary of life on the Oregon Trail, Pat Hermes tells the story of Joshua McCullough's family's experiences as they pack up their belongings and head west in a wagon train.

It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. During their seven-month-long journey, many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses, but Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during the many river crossings the wagon train must make. During one dramatic crossing, Joshua heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5. Through the 1848 journal of nine-year-old Joshua McCullough, readers come face-to-face with the rigors of the wagon-train trek from St. Joseph, Missouri, to the Oregon Territory. Joshua shares the daily routines of wagon train travel, making real the everyday annoyances as well as the life-threatening dangers that are part of the trip. Washing away trail dust that cakes animals' eyes shut, pitching in to replace another family's possessions that spilled into a river, burying those who die along the way from illness or wagon accidents are among the events recounted in Joshua's simply penned, yet compelling entries. This perceptive boy senses a mother's pain over the loss of her children on the trail and, despite others' mistrust and fear, observes, "Indians are a lot like the rest of us." This entry in the My America series will stick in readers' minds and enrich their studies of the era. --Ellen Mandel"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hermes, Patricia. Joshua's Oregon Trail diary.
Subjects Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0439112095 :
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