Moving to Texas offers the promise of big adventure . . . but the journey there is tougher than Jericho ever imagined!
Leaving Tennessee for Texas in 1852 to make a fresh start seems like pure adventure to Jericho Wetherby. But as he and his family travel across the country with a few animals and a covered wagon loaded with possessions, they endure rain, muddy roads, bitter cold, and illness . . . and the fast approach of winter's blinding snowstorms. Can they make it to their new home before winter strikes? And is Jericho brave enough to survive the trip?
"[A] fast-paced, action-packed pioneer story."—Kirkus Reviews
"The book's great local color and folksy, personable narrator . . . will carry readers along for the trip."—Booklist
About the Author
G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers.Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We did Jericho's Journey as a family read aloud. Our preference is historical fiction because it is not only interesting and entertaining but also educational. I agree with another reviewer that the characterization of the sister and I would add the gruffness of the father, mar the book slightly, but otherwise it is good portrayal of what a journey from Tennessee to Texas must have been like in 1852.