Voices from the Oregon Trail

Voices from the Oregon Trail

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803737754
  • 48 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 7-9 years


Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core

It’s 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there’s Carl Hawks, son of the wagon train leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices, this book showcases a thrilling—and often dangerous—time in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life.


“Preparations and anticipation, hopes and misgivings precede the reality of trail life…the overall presentation of trail life offers another fine choice for students of history.” – School Library Journal

“This format will enliven middle-grades history classes as a readaloud or, better still, as an adaptable script for readers theater.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Full of historical details, these attractive pictures will help students imagine the period setting….the book offers a ready-made opportunity for readers’ theater.” – Booklist