Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon

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by Paul Erickson
     
 

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Great for classroom lessons on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion!

In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagons and headed west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat? How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing on diaries and letters, and illustrated with photographs of actual object

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Great for classroom lessons on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion!

In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagons and headed west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat? How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing on diaries and letters, and illustrated with photographs of actual object from the past, Daily Life in a Covered Wagon explored what life was really like on the wagon trail.

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Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
This thoroughly researched and abundantly illustrated book tracks the Larkin family as they travel west to Oregon from their home in Indiana. The year is 1853-they are neither among the first nor the last overlanders to set out along the Oregon Trail. Their journal entries help the author tell an authentic and de-glamorized tale of pioneer life. Neither tragedies nor heroics predominate here, just a fascinatingly personal view of the daily reality for travelers on a Wagon Train west.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140562125
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
309,044
Product dimensions:
8.15(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
IG1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Erickson is the author of several non-fiction books for young readers, including DAILY LIFE IN A COVERED WAGON and DAILY LIFE ON A SOUTHERN PLANTATION.

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Daily Life in a Covered Wagon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good for people who want a taste of the West. The made up family gives you an insite of family life and shows pictures of objects and exracts from people who really travelled. A brilliant book for all people of all ages.