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But go on they must. In spite of mama's tragic death, Mina and Papa push inland with the Kaufmann family to the Texas hill ...
But go on they must. In spite of mama's tragic death, Mina and Papa push inland with the Kaufmann family to the Texas hill country. There Mina encounters an Indian chief and his young daughter, Amaya, whose help she needs when Papa falls ill.
Based on her ancestors' immigration to Texas, Janice Shefelman tells of a journey into the wilderness that is filled with hardship, tragedy and adventure
Searching for a better life, Mina and her parents leave their German fatherland in 1845 and sail to Texas where they find hardship, tragedy, and adventure.
|Chapter 1||A Stranger in the Village||1|
|Chapter 2||A Decision||6|
|Chapter 3||Last Days in Germany||13|
|Chapter 4||The Storm||20|
|Chapter 5||The Long Passage||27|
|Chapter 6||Texas at Last||32|
|Chapter 7||A Lonely Coast||40|
|Chapter 8||Christmas on the Beach||46|
|Chapter 9||Mama Is Gone||52|
|Chapter 10||A Wagon and Oxen||60|
|Chapter 11||Better Days Will Come||66|
|Chapter 12||In Good Hands||73|
|Chapter 13||Night Visitor||78|
|Chapter 14||A Birthday Gift||83|
|Chapter 15||On to Fredericksburg||93|
|Chapter 16||The Cabin||99|
|Chapter 17||While Papa Is Away||104|
|Chapter 18||A Dream||110|
|Chapter 19||Lisette and the Shaman||114|
|Chapter 20||Indian Medicine||119|
|Glossary of German Words||126|
Posted April 20, 2012
Once againg, JAnice Jordan Shefelman has written another AWESOME book! If you like reading this book, try these other ones:
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'dell
My Side of the Mountain: Jean George
The Other Side of The Mountain: Jean George
Frightfuls Mountain: Jean George
Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay: Suzanne Collins
I hope you enjoy these books!!:)
Posted July 13, 2008
My son's 4th grade teacher read this to her class and the students enjoyed it. My son wanted to continue reading the trilogy so we got the other books in the series and read them at home. We both enjoyed all 3 books. The first one was sad, but realistic.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2004
i mean if you liked the kind of old fashioned books then i guess that you would like this book and i dont like those kind of books but this book kept you up on what was happening and even though it was sad it was a really good book.my teacher read it to us in the 4th grade and i didnt really understand it and now that i am older now i actually get what was going on!so to make a long story short if you like the kind of books that take place in the early 1800's then this is your kind of book and if you dont really like me then you just might like it like me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 1, 2003
Posted August 11, 2002
I had to read this for school and found it to be very boring. It wasn't challanging enoung for my tastes, but if you enjoy reading about Texas history and are in 3rd to 5th grade, you might like it. It is kinda depressingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 9, 2002
This is a great book. Ok, so maybe the reading level is not very high but that is because it is aimed at intemediate readers. Back in the fourth grade, I had a blast reading this book. I greatly recommend it for parents and kids to read together. It is sad but very poignant. The best part, it does not end here. THere are two more sequels that will take kids on a wonderful adventure !Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2010
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Posted March 31, 2009
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