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 thrillingand often dangeroustime in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life.
About the Author
KAY WINTERS was a teacher and a college instructor before becoming a children's book author. She's the author of Whooo's That? A Lift-the-Flap Pumpkin Fun Book, illustrated by Jeannie Winston, and Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, which was a Bank Street Best Book. www.kaywinters.com
Larry Day is an award-winning illustrator of over twenty picture books. He is the recipient of the 2007 Golden Kite Award for best picture book illustration for Not Afraid of Dogs. And he received two gold medals and a silver medal for art direction from the Society of Illustrators in 2006.
Miriam and Larry both live in Oak Park, Illinois.
"Preparations and anticipation, hopes and misgivings precede the reality of trail life...the overall presentation of trail life offers another fine choice for students of history." - School Library Journal
"This format will enliven middle-grades history classes as a readaloud or, better still, as an adaptable script for readers theater." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Full of historical details, these attractive pictures will help students imagine the period setting....the book offers a ready-made opportunity for readers’ theater." - Booklist