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You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!: A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame (You Wouldn't Want to...)

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For use in schools and libraries only. A light-hearted look at some of the difficulties faced by the pioneers who traveled by wagon train across the United States to settle in the West.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Turtleback Books
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Kaseka
An interesting overview--with funny, quirky illustrations by Antram--of the American pioneer's journey from leaving home to arriving at the chosen settlement. I picked this up because Julia Cameron (author of The Artist's Way) suggests reading children's books on topics you're curious about, both to learn the basics and to see if they whet your appetite to go deeper into the subject.

You Wouldn't Want to be an American Pioneer lives up to its name, as every page contains factoids of potentially f
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Beth Maline
This book is a hoot! It is full of light humor, funny pictures, and unlikely set of hand drawn characters, horses that aren’t as scared of hauling all that furniture and all those people as they should be to look in a mirror (they just look frightful or frightened or a combination of both).

There is lots of useful (NOT) advice in this story, that is set up like a how-to manual for those driving west in a wagon. It covers ‘Mealtimes – feeling queasy’ with the pioneer woman cooking in a barrel whil
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Irene
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In "You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!: A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame," Jacqueline Morley gives fun facts to children and really convinces readers that they never would wish to be a pioneer like those who traveled west. Fear of Native Americans, the hard work of building a house, danger at every turn, and many more adventures will leave students in awe as to how the pioneers made it through their journeys!

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Audience: I would use this book for children from first to
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Agent
i read this as part of a school project to find racism in children's books, i found it
Duane
I've always enjoyed this series of books and this book keeps the ratings steady. Following a family as they travel west, you see the struggles and adventures they encounter as they travel by wagon through mountains, rivers and plains. Filled with awesome illustrations and wonderful humor, this book will appeal to any gender and age. A great addition to anyones library collection.
Jim
not the story of a specific person as in the others in the series i've read. v. good, interesting, discouraging as hell. really glad they didn't sell this book in Independence in the 1800s. the art is a lot of fun.
Brittany Harrington
When reading this book, it reminded me so much of the old computer game "Oregon Trail". All kids should have the pleasure of reading this book and playing the game.
Mona
Non fiction-Historical info. presented in a silly, but informative format. Funny illustrations.
Knischansr
Excellant illustrations, the illustrations make the book
Tessa
Another great one from the you-wouldn't-want-to-be folks!
Timothy
I like the humor in history it gives
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