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How to get rich on the Oregon Trail : my adventures among cows, crooks & heroes on the road to fame and fortune : writing journal of--Master William Reed : Portland, Oregon 1852

Author: Tod Olson; Scott Allred; Gregory Proch; Marc Aronson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Humorous stories
1020L
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tod Olson; Scott Allred; Gregory Proch; Marc Aronson
ISBN: 9781426304125 1426304129 9781426304132 1426304137
OCLC Number: 302391216
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Target Audience: 1020
Description: 47 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Responsibility: [text by Tod Olson ; illustrations by Scott Allred & Gregory Proch ; afterword by Marc Aronson].
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This whimsical recounting of one family's journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-07) Good Permalink

      One of the best nonfiction books I have read this year!!  Using a diary format, the author has created an engaging tale of William Reed's remarkable adventures as his family immigates via wagon across the Unitied States in the 1800's.  The book makes liberal...
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