I'm Sorry Almira Ann

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Sarah and her family have set off on an exciting journey West, following the Oregon Trail. Luckily, Sarah's best friend, Almira Ann is on the trail, too. But the journey sours when the boisterous Sarah scares Almira Ann, unintentionally causing her to fall out of the wagon and break her leg. Now, Almira Ann must spend the rest of the hot, dusty trip inside the bouncing wagon. As Sarah tries to mend her friendship with Almira Ann, she learns a valuable lesson about difficult, ...
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Overview

Sarah and her family have set off on an exciting journey West, following the Oregon Trail. Luckily, Sarah's best friend, Almira Ann is on the trail, too. But the journey sours when the boisterous Sarah scares Almira Ann, unintentionally causing her to fall out of the wagon and break her leg. Now, Almira Ann must spend the rest of the hot, dusty trip inside the bouncing wagon. As Sarah tries to mend her friendship with Almira Ann, she learns a valuable lesson about difficult, though rewarding, journeys.

Eight-year-old Sarah's high spirits help make her family's long journey from Missouri to Oregon more bearable, though they do cause both her and her best friend Almira Ann some problems.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The journey, rather than the destination, is the focal point of this amiable tale of the Oregon Trail. Traveling west, eight-year-old Sarah and her best friend, Almira Ann, encounter typical pioneer challenges, from fierce rainstorms to a lost cow. Kurtz's (The Storyteller's Beads) approach, however, is much more individualistic than in many such stories. The lost cow, for example, turns out to be stuck in a ravine; when all else fails, holes are bored in its horns and a rope threaded through them, and the cow is tugged upward to safety (an end note cites a historical precedent). Sarah is a spunky heroine, not without flaws. She can't help comparing herself to Almira Ann and being a little jealous of her skills (plus a little envious of Almira Ann's fancy doll). Her envy inspires her to play a trick on Almira Ann that has dire consequences--Almira Ann breaks her leg, and there seems no way to set it. Somehow Sarah must find a way to make amends. Kurtz enlivens this believable tale of friendship, forgiveness and adventure with snappy dialogue and colorful prose, and she splices in period details nearly undetectably. Ages 7-10. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Sarah and Almira Ann are the best of friends. There are no other girls close by, and they've played together nearly every day. They were born on the same day and have celebrated each of their eight birthdays together. Now they are going to share adventure, as their families move from Missouri to Oregon. Their trip along the Oregon Trail is exciting, but it is also very difficult. The travelers face many struggles, including unexpected storms, stranded cows and homesickness. The girls' friendship is tested by the strain of the journey, but Sarah's high spirits and Almira Ann's even temper ultimately help to make their experience on the Trail a good one. Readers will gain a keen sense of pioneer travel both from this lively story and from the informative Author's Note. 1999, Henry Holt, $15.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Heidi Green
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Gr 2-4-In this novel, Kurtz successfully captures the adventure and hardships of life on the Oregon Trail. Eight-year-old Sarah Benton's family is heading West. Unfortunately, the girl's "hasty spirit" seems to get her in trouble at every turn of the trail, especially with her best friend, Almira Ann. On a whim, Sarah climbs high up Chimney Rock to carve their names on the famous trail landmark, frightening her friend with her daring. She trades a rag doll from Almira Ann for coveted beads from a young Sioux girl. Finally, in an exuberant wrestling match, Sarah scares Almira Ann, causing her to fall out of the back of the wagon and break her leg. How can a friendship survive such setbacks? The dirty, often treacherous experiences of traveling in a wagon train make an excellent backdrop for the turbulent friendship. Historical tidbits of pioneer life are peppered throughout the text, adding detail without bogging down the plot. Sarah is an engaging character, and readers will readily identify with her tribulations. Havice's light pencil sketches, one per chapter, lend a familiar, friendly feeling. This is a perfect title for exploring pioneer life before jumping into Laura Ingalls Wilder's longer "Little House" books (HarperCollins).-Linda Bindner, formerly at Athens Clarke County Library, GA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439206457
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Kurtz

Jane Kurtz has written many acclaimed books for young readers, including The Storyteller's Beads. While living on the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado, Ms. Kurtz became fascinated with trails. She published an activity book on The Oregon Trail, which served as her inspiration for I'm Sorry, Almira Ann. Ms. Kurtz now lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota with her family.

Susan Havice's illustrations have appeared in magazines and on greeting cards. This is the first book she has illustrated for children. Ms. Havice lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

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