Log Cabin in the Woods: A True Story about a Pioneer Boy

Log Cabin in the Woods: A True Story about a Pioneer Boy

by Joanne Landers Henry, Joyce Audy Zarins, Christine Ed. Henry
     
 


This classic Indiana children's book was first published in 1988 and became an immediate favorite with teachers, parents, and especially children fascinated by the stories of the past. The appealing and engaging story follows the daily life of eleven-year-old Oliver Johnson, whose family pioneered early Indianapolis. Join Ollie and his six brothers and sisters as…  See more details below

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This classic Indiana children's book was first published in 1988 and became an immediate favorite with teachers, parents, and especially children fascinated by the stories of the past. The appealing and engaging story follows the daily life of eleven-year-old Oliver Johnson, whose family pioneered early Indianapolis. Join Ollie and his six brothers and sisters as new adventures and challenges occur every day.

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School Library Journal
Grade 4-6. The year is 1832, and Oliver Johnson, age 11, lives with his family in a log cabin on a clearing farm in the woods about four miles north of the village of Indianapolis. This acccount is of the month-by-month activities of Ollie, his mother and father, and others. The children walk to school and get lost in a snowstorm and help with the stock; Ollie assists his dad to clear more land, plant, raise a new log cabin, hunt a bear, and so on. Sequences are based on Oliver Johnson's reminiscences, recounted in his grandson Howard Johnson's A Home in the Woods (Indiana University Press, 1978, o.p.) Pen-and-ink drawings grace most pages. As a picture of a pioneer boy who is almost an adult in the work he is assigned, in a forest world now gone, this handsome, well-printed, lap-size book is worth acquiring either for its own sake or to add to the slender stock of such books on this subject - and in print.
George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578601073
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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