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The Pioneers Go West (Landmark Books #42)

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In the spring of 1844, eleven covered wagons set off from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and headed west toward California. On the long and arduous journey, the pioneers had dangerous encounters with Indians and buffalo. They endured inclement weather and difficult terrain, near-starvation and disaster. But, miraculously, they survived. Based on the journal of a seventeen-year-old...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 12th 1987 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1954)
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Nov 22, 2012 Bhg rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE

"Any pre-adolescent who has not feasted on them has been cheated." Dr. Henry F. Graff, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University, in The New York Times "One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children's book series ever published." - The New York Times

"They are ideal teaching aids since they present authentic information on American history in such vivid and realistic manner that boys and girls will read the books voluntarily." Bulletin of the National Association of Seco

I appreciated the realistic and historic aspect. I wasn't the captivated by the actual story.
This book was interesting in that it is sold as fiction, but has supposed truth elements. Most of the book I believe is conjecture as the original manuscripts it is based on were lost due to fire. A good story and indicative of other pioneer adventures, but a little too juvenile in nature.
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