Free people,Free land
The Muldie boys and their father have come a long way to Kansas. But when Daddy moves on, the three boys must begin their own journey. They must learn to care for one another and face the dangers of the wilderness alone.
About the Author
Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include Wagon Wheels and Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. One Small Place in a Tree is a companion book to the striking One Small Place by the Sea. Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
Don Bolognese is the illustrator of many popular books of historical fiction, including the I Can Read Books Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr and Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner. He lives in New York City and Vermont.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My grandsons ask for this book to be read again and again. It connects them to the realities of early pioneers and encourages them to have the same "I can do it" attitude that even the young needed in order to make it west. Wagon Wheels also shows the importance of family love and responsibility, father to child and brother to brother as well as the responsibility and need for communities to be aware of and support the needs of others. If you are looking for a book with a reality check that connects your child to the history of this country and encourages you and your child to persevere and keep trying when the path seems long and insurmountable, this is the book for you.
This book is about how the settlers had to live when they were moving across the land and tells a lot about life in the dugouts.I didn't really like the story behind the book whrer they were leaving the boys behind i dont think i would have this book in my class room. As a classroom extension I am goin to have my students study dug outs. Then we are going to draw what we think a dugout would lokk like.