Voices from the Oregon Trail

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written by Kay Winters
Hardcover – February 27, 2014

  • Junior Library Guild selection

“…This book showcases a thrilling and often dangerous time in our history, bringing the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life….” –Union City Library

“…A Sioux scout observes the passing wagons and worries about the impact on his people. Day’s paintings, particularly the spread of the entire wagon train, capture the panoramic prairie vistas and enhance the speakers’ accounts. Detailed historical notes and a suggested reading list offer additional resources for readers and report writers…”—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato, School Library Journal

“…Each poem appears on a double-page spread along with a colorful illustration done in pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache. Full of historical details, these attractive pictures will help students imagine the period setting. The endpapers include portraits of individuals as well as a map of the travelers’ route. Useful mainly as an adjunct to the curriculum, the book offers a ready-made opportunity for readers’ theater.”  –Carolyn Phelan, Booklist