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If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon (...If You)

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If you traveled west in a covered wagon
--Would you ride in the wagon for the whole trip?
--How would you cross rivers when there were no bridges?
--Without road signs, how would you know where you were?

This book tells you what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west to Oregon in the 1840s.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1986)
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Kevis Hendrickson
May 08, 2009 Kevis Hendrickson rated it it was amazing
...If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon is an excellent book for kids, especially younger children who have not yet heard of the adventures of the American pioneers who braved the frontier of the American West to expand the territory of the United States. This book does a wonderful job of transporting its readers to the past and has lots of remarkable, but easy to remember facts.

One of the most impressive things about this book is how easily the author uses simple language to relay facts to t
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Nicola Mansfield
Dec 01, 2009 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: read aloud to the 9yo as part of our history curriculum.

Comments: Presented in a question and answer format this book tells of daily life for the people who crossed the American West travelling the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. The questions start out with "What was the Oregon Territory?" and each subsequent question follows in a natural order from the previous. The book is very thorough and covers pretty much anything a kid could want to know from how they crossed rivers to how
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Shelli
Loved it! A perfect book for young readers discussing the many questions that one might ask about life on the Oregon Trail in the early to mid-1800s. The interesting information lead to several discussions between my daughter and myself about how we would have felt if we were traveling that trail. At the end of the book there was a small quiz to test what you remember. This book is a bit longer; to properly read and discuss the information with your child or students I would recommend breaking i ...more
Shannon Brasher
Great informational book about settlers who traveled west along the Oregon Trail to settle in Oregon. I like how the book is organized into mini chapters, contains a table of contents as well as an index. I can see this series as being a valuable resource for the classroom and to give students a real picture of what it was like to participate in these historical events.
Katieb (MundieMoms)
I got this to read to my kiddos, especially since I grew up in Oregon learning a lot about the Oregon trail and most importantly having ancestors who actually crossed over the plains to go West. This will help them understand it a little bit more. It's a great book to have for the family and for younger kids.
Julie
Jul 09, 2009 Julie rated it liked it
I like to get the information in a quick and easy format. One of the places for leaving was Independence, Missouri and of course I loved that good old Soda Springs was mentioned! I like Ellen Levine, everything I've read of hers has been good quality.
Rani
Mar 11, 2016 Rani rated it really liked it
For those of us who wish we could go back in time and travel the wagon trail, here is a book that gives you the experience.
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I liked it. ⭐⭐⭐
Julie Surface
Oct 14, 2014 Julie Surface rated it it was amazing
It was a history book. It showed us what the pioneers did when they had to move out west.
i liked it. it was kind of like the Oregon Trail game.
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Ellen Levine's books have won many awards and honors, including the Jane Addams Peace Award. Although she enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, most of Ellen's books for young readers have been nonfiction. "Writing nonfiction lets me in behind the scenes of the story. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people, even if they lived 200 years ago."

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