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Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl (Young American Voices #1)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  213 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Young Rachel and her family follow the Oregon Trail to California, encountering rough terrain and lots of adventures. Full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published September 1st 1998)
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Maureen
Nov 01, 2008 Maureen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a detailed chronicle of a young pioneer girl who travels from Illinois to California along the Oregon Trail. Filled with vivid descriptions of the pioneer experiences through a child's voice and vision. This book is an informative yet entertaining depiction of the the struggles and hardships experiencd by the pioneers who transversed the frontier.

This is a wonderful resource for intermediate students. It would probably appeal more to girls, but would make a wonderful companion to Li
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Jennifer
This book is a "hand written" journal that is about a young 10 year old pioneer girl, Rachel, who is traveling with her family from Illinois to California along the Oregon Trail. This journal is very informative yet still holds the readers attention with the struggles and problems of the pioneers who traveled the frontier. Since this is Rachel's personal journal, there are her own personal drawings that depict Rachel's corky sense of humor.

I rated this book a 3 out of 5 stars because I think th
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Miss Amanda
gr 3-5 unpaginated


1850, Oregon Trail. Rachel tells of her family's adventure on their journey to California. The story, written in a journal format, has a nice mix of story and historical facts. I think readers will also enjoy all the additional drawings and facts that "Rachel" has written in the margins.
Aubrey
Jun 10, 2008 Aubrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this when I was littler. It's illustrated by the same artist that does Amelia's Journals (American Girl). I used to love pioneer narratives when I was a girl. This was one of my favorites.
Sean Chambers ray
Mar 21, 2015 Sean Chambers ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love pioneer fiction, and this book was no accception. It was an excellent book and I think the author was realistic.
Amelia
Jul 26, 2011 Amelia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I remeber reading this book in third grade! I loved it so much
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Sarah
Oct 20, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think my granddaughter would love this book.
Rachel
May 15, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
This book was an awesome journal about rachel and her family on the trip!!!
H.
May 05, 2013 H. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This was okay. I can see the appeal at a certain level to younger readers with all of the drawings and doodles but I will stick with Laura Ingalls books and actual accounts for my fourth grader.
Kathleen
I adored this book!
Megan Rowland
Rachel's Journal is a kid friendly journal, with illustrations, about a girl and her family going on a journey accross the country. This book is good during social studies when discussing pioneers.
Melody
Aug 06, 2014 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great addition to our Oregon Trail class. Great descriptions and artwork in the margins. The kids had a blast reading all of Rachel's doodles :)
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I’ve been making children’s books for a looooong time. I sent my first picture book to publishers when I was nine, but it wasn’t very good and they didn’t publish it. I didn’t try again until I was a grown-up and then it took five years of sending out stories, getting them rejected, revising them and sending them back over and over until I got my first book. Now I’ve pub
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