Childrens Book WatchPenn Mullin's "Trail Blazer" series consists of five books specifically designed for young readers ages 9 to 14 who are "reading reluctant" or in need of high interest/low vocabulary material with which to hone their reading skills as well as engender an enjoyment of reading. The series includes Off To Oregon (a wagon train family endures incredible hardships on the journey to the West); Along The Santa Fe Trail (deserts, dust, and stampede demand courage and determination); Gold Rush Fever (a brave young woman and her baby encounter multiple misfortunes but carry one); The River And The Trace (down the Mississippi and return via the perilous Natchez Trace); Through The Wilderness (a colorful, fictional account based on the Lewis and Clark Expedition). A Trailblazers Reproducible Workbook (#8122-3, $14.00) providing a synopsis of each story, suggestions for pre- and post-reading, and worksheet exercises to develop vocabulary and check comprehension (answer key included) is also available. The "Trail Blazer" series is also highly recommended for homeschoolers and for community library high interest/low vocabulary collections.
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