If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie

by Anne Kamma

Other authorsJames Watling (Illustrator)
Paper Book, 2003


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J 978 KA


New York : Scholastic, 2003.


The newest title from this wonderful historical series, "If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie" gives a child a look at what his or her life would have been like during this time period. This new addition to the popular question-and-answer history series invites readers to step back in time and see what it was like to grow up on the Great Plains more than 100 years ago. What kind of house would you live in? What kind of clothes would you wear? What would you do for fun? Would you go to school? The answers to these and 34 more questions give eight-to-ten-year-olds a vivid idea of a pioneer child's day-to-day life as well as the hardships the pioneering family faced as they attempted to settle in the vast and often forbidding prairie lands.

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LibraryThing member cemccamy
This is an information book about the American Pioneers. I used this as in my Pioneer Unit this helped the students relate to the experiences of Laura Ingles Wilder from the "Little House on the Prairie" series.
LibraryThing member mlwgiggles
This story relates to young readers experiences of moving across vast distances, migration, and settling in a new land. Readers from all backgrounds can also identify with the theme of family life played throughout the book.


Physical description

64 p.; 23 cm


0439414288 / 9780439414289


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