Going Along the Emigrant Trails
by Barbara Fifer
- Children ages 8 to 12 can learn about the journeys of emigrants who traveled 2,000 miles across mountains and prairies to start new lives.
From 1851 to the mid-1860s, nearly 350,000 Americans traveled west to Oregon Country or California. Going Along the Emigrant Trails details their experiences, ranging from endless meals of bacon and bread to blizzards, and from dangerous river crossings to gathering buffalo poop.
Author Barbara Fifer details who these travelers were, where they traveled, and what their lives were like along the way.
Numerous color illustrations, historical photographs, and maps.
AWARDS: Finalist, Juvenile Nonfiction, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2006
48 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 2 map(s), 68 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn
ISBN 10: 1-56037-354-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-354-4
- for children ages 8 to 12
- excellent and engaging color illustrations
- historical photographs
- real-life journal entries from children along the trail
- part of the popular Farcountry Explorer series
Other books in the Farcountry Explorer series:
Bird Feats of Montana, Including Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
Storm Chasers! On the Trail of Twisters
Digging Up Dinosaurs with Jack Horner
Going to Glacier National Park
Going to Yellowstone National Park
Going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|Going Along the Emigrant Trails||Finalist,
Book of the Year
|Barbara Fifer writes and edits from Helena, Montana, and is the author of twelve books of popular history and geography.|