I Escaped The Donner Party: Pioneers on the Oregon Trail, 1846

I Escaped The Donner Party: Pioneers on the Oregon Trail, 1846

by Scott Peters, Ellie Crowe


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The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us.

"a must for every reading list"

The shocking story of the doomed Donner Party expedition is told through the eyes of a brave young pioneer in this powerful survival adventure.

From multi-award winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters.

15-year-old Zeke is thrilled to be heading west with over eighty settlers on the famed Oregon Trail. But when their wagon train takes an ill-advised short cut, the pioneers find themselves trapped in a frozen mountain pass. As howling winter storms rage around the Donner Party, there's no way forward or back. Faced with starvation, Zeke must attempt to walk out of the wilderness on sheer willpower alone. Can he ever hope to make it to California? Can he ever hope to escape?

Based on actual survivor accounts and hours of research, this inspirational story is exceptionally vivid, swift-paced, and stirring. The Westward Expansion is a tale of Indians and pioneers, mountains, deserts and places where the buffalo roamed, of covered wagons and horses and a new country taking shape.

This is the 5th children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave kids who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape. Sure to appeal to fans of books like I Survived by New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, stories about America's West for kids, and Bound For Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen.

Packed with a special section on facts about the Oregon Trail and much more. Includes survivor photos.

An adrenaline-charged tale of bravery, fellowship and non-stop action about one of the most poignant tragedies in American history.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

This book is for the doers and the dreamers, the cautious and the go-getters, and the survivalists in us all. Because each and every one of us can accomplish miracles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951019143
Publisher: Best Day Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/10/2020
Series: I Escaped , #5
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 427,309
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Scott Peters has always been fascinated by history. Scott writes adventures for middle-graders who love to explore the world. In addition to writing, the author has created over 300 museum, science center and theme park installations for such places as the SMITHSONIAN, WALT DISNEY WORLD, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, and the WASHINGTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. Peters also helped design an interactive TV show for the NICKELODEON CHANNEL.

Ellie Crowe is the author of numerous books for children. She is the recipient of many awards and has made the Cleveland Public Library DISTINGUISHED CHILDREN'S BIOGRAPHY LIST. Ellie has been featured on the HISTORY CHANNEL and the TRAVEL CHANNEL. Her books have been listed as recommended reading in classrooms across the US. She spends a great deal of time researching the subjects she writes about. Ellie's books have been translated into multiple languages and are available around the globe.

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