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West to Oregon with Ollie Ox! The Story of The Oregon Trail [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.

Beautiful color photographs, 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
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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014078979
  • Publisher: MDCT Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 888,505
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Melanie Richardson Dundy, author of West To Oregon with Ollie Ox!, is originally from the Chicago area. She studied writing at Southern Illinois University and the University of Iowa.

Ms. Dundy also wrote Forests For All, a children's book explaining to kids the importance of forestry and forest management. Find out more at: www.forestsforall.com. In addition, she has written three e-books for very young children: Little Bucket Beach Hat, The King Who Lost His Crown, and Does God Make Mistakes?, all of which are available to Nook readers.

Today, she and her husband, Mike, and their dog, Charlie, live just outside of Portland, Oregon — very close to the End of the Oregon Trail.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Wow

    Wow!i bet that my brother and sister would love this book . I'm not being sarcastic or any thing just so you know

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    All kids should know the story of the Oregon Trail and this book

    All kids should know the story of the Oregon Trail and this book is a great way for them to learn it.
    My kids loved it. They especially loved Ollie, the ox narrating the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    This is a wonderful book filled with accurate historic informati

    This is a wonderful book filled with accurate historic information about the Oregon Trail. Wonderful book for a teacher to share with his/her students. Great book for a student to do a book report or research paper.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    I loved this book but my kids loved it even more. It really pull

    I loved this book but my kids loved it even more. It really pulled them in to the trail experience. A fascinating book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    We are preparing to take our grandchildren on a vacation which w

    We are preparing to take our grandchildren on a vacation which will include part of the Oregon Trail. We bought the book to read and get them interested in what they will see. They loved the Ox as narrator and were very interested in the pictures. We think it s a wonderful book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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