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Voices from the Oregon Trail

by Winters, Kay.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 978 WIN
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  J 978 WIN
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 978 WIN
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 978 WIN
Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core

It's 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there's Carl Hawks, son of the wagon train leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices , this book showcases a thrilling--and often dangerous--time in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As in Winters' Colonial Voices (2008) and Voices of Ancient Egypt (2003), the 17 free-verse poems here represent the points of view of fictional people in the past. Set in 1848, this large-format collection leads off with 13-year-old Carl Hawks. Proud that his father will lead the wagon train from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Carl also worries, wondering what they will face along the Oregon Trail and who will survive. Usually the verse gives voice to one of the wagon train travelers, including two mothers whose children have died. In one poem, a Sioux scout expresses his misgivings about the many settlers moving through the land. Each poem appears on a double-page spread along with a colorful illustration done in pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache. Full of historical details, these attractive pictures will help students imagine the period setting. The endpapers include portraits of individuals as well as a map of the travelers' route. Useful mainly as an adjunct to the curriculum, the book offers a ready-made opportunity for readers' theater.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Pioneers -- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Contributors Day, Larry, 1956- illustrator.
Language English
Notes Map on endpapers.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780803737754 (hardcover)
0803737750 (hardcover)
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