About the American Frontier

About the American Frontier

by Fiona Macdonald, Mark Bergin
     
 

Fact…Horses were brought to America by Spanish settlers in 1598.

Fact…On the trail from dawn to dusk pioneers in covered wagons traveled 2000 miles in five months.

What were the perils of life pushing back the frontier and what happened to the native American people? Find out these facts and much more in First Facts About the American

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Fact…Horses were brought to America by Spanish settlers in 1598.

Fact…On the trail from dawn to dusk pioneers in covered wagons traveled 2000 miles in five months.

What were the perils of life pushing back the frontier and what happened to the native American people? Find out these facts and much more in First Facts About the American Frontier.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7These series imports devote double-page spreads to 11 "facts," each of which is accompanied by several illustrations, diagrams, and explanatory comments. American Frontier presents a jumble of information often without orientation dates. Statements include: "No part of a buffalo was wasted," "Some Native Americans joined the US Army," and "Farmers starved if the crops failed." Vikings has a simpler text but also has no discernible organization. "A Viking's family was loyal," "Vikings' life was harsh," and "Vikings were law-abiding citizens" are a few of the concepts covered. Both books provide some fun browsing, but numerous other titles present the same material and do a more thorough job.George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872264984
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
First Facts Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Mark Bergin studied at Eastbourne College of Art and has specialized in historical reconstructions, aviation and maritime subjects since 1983. He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, England, with his wife and three children.

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