West to Oregon with Ollie Ox! The Story of The Oregon Trail

West to Oregon with Ollie Ox! The Story of The Oregon Trail

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by Melanie Richardson Dundy, Rachael McCoskey
     
 

Who better to narrate the story of The Oregon Trail than the ox pulling the covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon? The arrogant but lovable Ollie Ox describes quite an adventure as he, his yoke mate Herb, and their family cross vast expanses of rugged, inhospitable wilderness, and treacherous, rushing rivers in extreme weather and constantly changing conditions. Ollie… See more details below

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Who better to narrate the story of The Oregon Trail than the ox pulling the covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon? The arrogant but lovable Ollie Ox describes quite an adventure as he, his yoke mate Herb, and their family cross vast expanses of rugged, inhospitable wilderness, and treacherous, rushing rivers in extreme weather and constantly changing conditions. Ollie Ox narrates the story in a manner emphasizing such traits as responsibility, loyalty, tenacity, and commitment. And he accomplishes all of this while making the reader smile. Quite a feat for a 2,000 pound ox.

Children can email Ollie at - - with any questions or comments they may have about The Oregon Trail. Ollie Ox answers all his emails ().

Beautiful color photographs, fun illustrations, and paintings bring the Oregon Trail and the beauty of the American West to life as Ollie Ox describes what is happening while he pulls the covered wagon on the 2,000 mile journey from Independence, Missouri to Oregon.

The Westward Migration along the Oregon Trail during the 19th century is one of the most important events in American history. It is estimated that 500,000 people made the trek. Of that number, about 40,000 were children.

Endorsed by The End of The Trail Interpretive Center and OCTA (Oregon-California Trail Assoc.)

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Editorial Reviews

End of the Trail Interpretive Center - Paula Thacker
"I love this book! Authors seem to feel they need to sacrifice historical accuracy to get a good story or sacrifice a good story for the facts.� This book does a great job keeping both intact and fun."

� Paula Thacker, Historic Interpreter at the End of the Trail Visitors Center
ebooksand kids.com - Beth Bacon
A creatively told narrative of the Oregon Trail experience. Ollie Ox is a fun and educational e-book.
reviewer - Mike Williams
It's a great book for kids to read before experiencing the trail so they understand what they are seeing. West to Oregon with Ollie Ox! really pulls them into the whole trail experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014078979
Publisher:
MDCT Publishing
Publication date:
01/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,221,635
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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