J DA 1846 DP
Scholastic Inc. (2001), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 160 pages
Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
The Donner party expidition is one of those fascinating historical events that automatically lends itself to being interesting, but this book would stand well regardless. It covers the many pitfalls of westward travel, and the downside of arrogance. The journal is vague in alluding to the Donner
Show Moreparty cannabalism, but the historical note explains it.
LibraryThing member mrsarey
This is a good look at what life was like for the ill-fated Donner party in a book that is appropriate for children. The nastier aspects of the Donner party are referenced, but without gory details.
LibraryThing member heidi.donner
This is a wonderful historical fiction chapter book about Douglas who was apart of the Donner party. The horrors of what happened are mentioned but are not explained in such details that are inappropriate for younger audiences. This book would be better for fifth grade to around sixth graders.
0439216001 / 9780439216005
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