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Wagons Ho! Hardcover – August 1, 2011
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About the Author
Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including Who Was Johnny Appleseed?, Who Was Marco Polo?, Groundhog Weather School, Zero the Hero, and Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers and Swirly Stars. She is also the co-author of the popular GODDESS GIRLS series for ages 8-12 (Athena the Brain, Aphrodite the Diva, Artemis the Brave, etc.). Visit her at joanholub.com
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Katie was stuck next to Mr. Annoying in the back seat of the car and wished "he could ride in the trailer behind" them. Jenny and Mr. Trouble walked ahead of the canvas topped wagon and the oxen, Binky, Belle, Blossom, and Billy, "to keep the load light." Katie named their car "Bob" and Jenny named their wagon "Bessie." In May of 1846 Jenny's family, including the wagon and oxen, boarded a raft to cross the Kansas River. On Monday Katie and her family quickly crossed the very same river by driving over a bridge. There were no problems in 2011, but in 1846 some families lost all they had. The journey would take longer in 1846, but the challenges the girls would face as they left Independence would be the same. Would they be able to make new friends when the got to Oregon City? Would they be able to adjust to a new home? What would they find when they arrived in Oregon?
This is a fascinating look at Jenny and Katie, two girls who crossed the Oregon Trail in different centuries.Read more ›
In 1846: "Our trip will take five months from May to September. I've heard that some people die on the trail. I hope we survive the journey."
Now: "We will leave on July 1st. Our trip will take five days, from Monday to Friday. I've never been on the road in a car for five whole days. All that driving---not to mention my brother driving me crazy the whole way. How will I survive?"
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This book is absolutely horrible. The "modern" girl narrator, Katie, is a complete whiner. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mom of four
It's VERY small and won't let you enlarge it at all!! Even if you get it free, it's not worth taking up the space on your Kindle!!Published 7 months ago by sarmom