Children of the Wild West

Children of the Wild West


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ISBN-13: 9780395547854
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1990
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 565,074
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.

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"A memorable book that is notable both for its subject and for its exquisite documentary photographs." School Library Journal, Starred

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Children of the Wild West 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This book attempts to share what live in the "wild west"--western America in the 19th Century--was like in words and photographs. (Nice photographs. The photos are the book's strongest feature.) It's an interesting volume, though I found the text rather lacking. It pulls in some anecdotes and gives some descriptions, but it never really grabbed my interest in the way a good story would have done. I think that a few years ago I might have rated this book higher, but now it just seems to me to be good waiting room material. That's the curse of Sonlight Curriculum at work.--J.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells all about the pioneer days the teachers, the struggles of getting to the west and many col pictures that basically tell the story for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trade books such as this one provide a means for history to come alive. Integrating this book into 4th & 5th grade Social Studies classes takes children out of the dry and dull text book mode and into the 'real world' which is, after all, what we're supposed to be doing. This book offers us, as teachers, a unique opportunity to grab at the background of our students and relate it to other things (like living in a wagon or being a Native American and forced to go to school a thousand miles away.) Not a book for casual reading, but certainly a book for a professional educator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
(I was assigned this book as part of the several we must read for a Social Studies Methods course.) This isn't the sort of book that you would want to read in one sitting; jump around. The pictures are very nice and they could potentially spark some interesting classroom discussions, but, unfortunately, the wording seems very similar to that of a elementary-school classroom textbook. However, if you're a history buff, I suppose this book would be for you.