Rescue on the Oregon Trail
Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he mee ...more
First off, let me say my rating is probably closer to 3 1/2 stars-- this book has a lot going for it. Kate Messner's first book in the Ranger in Time Series, Rescue on the Oregon Trail, introduces us to Ranger-- a dog trained for search and rescue work who can't quite pass the tests required to become an "official" SAR dog (because he gets distracted chasing squirrels). Early in the book, Ranger is digging in his yard when he digs up an old metal first aid kit. When the kit's strap passes over h...more
god it's so cute
Okay okay, seriously: this is an adorable middle-grade book about a search n' rescue dog named Ranger who gets a magic first aid kit that sends him back in time. This time he goes to the Oregon Trail and spends most of the book helping a family survive the trail.
He's written as a dog - he wants food, he wants family, he wants to sleep. And here's why it's got three stars instead of five: while it's adorable and has great artwork, it's very light. And I'm not the target a ...more
Love this relatable text. But my questions about time travel in this universe are unanswered — don't want to spoil by quoting it, but the last sentence calls my assumption that it is linear into question. Ranger seems to be traveling back in time from the same home base (in ...more
Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever. Trained as a search-and-rescue dog, he is transported back in time to the year 1850 to help the Abbott family on their journey west along the Oregon Trail.
The authentic historical details mixed with the fast-paced story make this an excellent bo ...more
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