Crossing the Colorado Rockies 1864

Crossing the Colorado Rockies 1864

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Overview

Crossing the Colorado Rockies 1864 by Laurie Lawlor, Bruce Wolfe

As the Civil War rages, the Hitchcocks head from Pennsylvania toward the Rocky Mountains, certain they'll find gold! Thirteen-year-old Eda keeps a journal as they travel through hostile country and take shelter in a broken-down cabin. The Hitchcock girls are unaccustomed to roughing it. Everything seems strange and frightening until Eda's 17-year-old sister Belle gets a job, and Eda nad her oldest sister, Lucy, meet an unusual family of actors. The sisters are just settling in when Pa decides the family should return home.

But as they travel, they meet near-tragedy and are forced to stay in rough-and-tumble Denver. Penniless and freezing, they're herded into a tent city with nothing left but a few clothes and tattered memories. Eda's certain they'll never escape. That's when she meets an "enemy" who teaches her the most important lesson she'll ever learn...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671015541
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 03/19/1999
Series: American Sisters Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.85(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Laurie Lawlor has published more than thirty books for children and

young adults. Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James

Cook's Final Expedition was a VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book called

"fascinating" by the New York Times. Helen Keller: Rebellious

Spirit was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best

Book for Young Adults. Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S.

Curtis won a Golden Kite Honor Award and the Carl Sandburg Award. Ms.

Lawlor lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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