Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Children of the Covered Wagon....Life on the Oregon Trail...

Children of the Covered Wagon by Mary Jane Carr is a sweet story with high adventure telling of pioneers heading west on the Oregon Trail.  Carr has woven her historically accurate tale around three children in a wagon train, Jerry, Myra, and Jim, who's families have set out for the Willamette Valley in 1844.  From the dust jacket flap...
Jerry was not so very big, but he was brave.  Jim was resourceful far beyond his years, and even being captured by the Indians did not daunt him.  Myra was thankful more than once for his quick wit and nimble feet.  
Young and old will delight in this classic novel, first published in 1934.  Levi was enthralled by Bob Kuhn's black and white illustrations, which add to the adventure.  Children of the Covered Wagon is recommended in the TruthQuest History guide and by Veritas Press.  I was blessed to find an old 1943 hardback copy with dust jacket years ago.  However, Carr's book is more readily available as a reprint from Christian Liberty Press.

I'm linking this post the 2015 Back to the Classics Challenge in the Forgotten Classic section.

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