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Wagon Wheels: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

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Free people,
Free land

The Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas. But when Daddy moves on, the three boys must begin their own journey. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.

Shortly after the Civil War a black family travels to Kansas to take advantage of the free land offered through the ...

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Overview

Free people,
Free land

The Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas. But when Daddy moves on, the three boys must begin their own journey. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.

Shortly after the Civil War a black family travels to Kansas to take advantage of the free land offered through the Homestead Act.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
The three Muldie boys and their father have reached Kansas after a long, hard trip from Kentucky, during which their mother died. This close-knit, African American family spends their first tough winter in a dugout in the small settlement of Nicodemos, a town founded by freed slaves. They almost starve that first winter, but are helped by some Osage Indians. The three boys are left alone in the spring as their father seeks even better land, and come July, they face the challenge of traveling 150 miles on their own to meet him. The four short chapters present an exciting and realistic story, and an author's note documents its truth. The accompanying audiocassette, performed by Darrell Cary with just the right amount of drama, should help young readers follow the simple text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064440523
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 97
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 134,354
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include Wagon Wheels and Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. One Small Place in a Tree is a companion book to the striking One Small Place by the Sea. Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.

Don Bolognese is the illustrator of many popular books of historical fiction, including the I Can Read Books Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr and Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner. He lives in New York City and Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Chapter I The Dugout 7
Chapter II Indians 19
Chapter III Moving on 30
Chapter IV The Letter 44
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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    again and again

    My grandsons ask for this book to be read again and again.
    It connects them to the realities of early pioneers
    and encourages them to have the same "I can do it" attitude that even the young needed in order to make it west.
    Wagon Wheels also shows the importance of family love and responsibility, father to child and brother to brother as well as the responsibility and need for communities to be aware of and support the needs of others.
    If you are looking for a book with a reality check that connects your child to the history of this country and encourages you and your child to persevere and keep trying when the path seems long and insurmountable, this is the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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