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Feb 10, 1998
| ISBN 9780679885580
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Feb 10, 1998 | ISBN 9780679885580 | Middle Grade (8-12)
In 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail. Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, "the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading."–Booklist An IRA Teachers’ Choice
Elvira Woodruff is the author of more than 20 picture books and novels for young adults. Her book Dear Napoleon, I Know You’re Dead, But . . . has been included in numerous child-voted state award programs, including the Mark Twain Book Award, the… More about Elvira Woodruff
"Woodruff presents a bounty of information in a format that will be especially valued as a classroom readaloud."–Bulletin, Center for Children’s Books.
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