General Fiction Ann B. Ross Pilgrimage

ISBN 13: 9780026051408

Pilgrimage

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Jessie and Emma Heath, orphaned sisters from Missouri who connect for a time with the Donner Party, are irrepressible survivors in this engaging account of this life along the Oregon Trail in 1846. Told mainly by Emma, the 12-year-old, tomboyish younger sister whose goal is to settle on a farm, the story centers on beautiful 17-year-old Jessie. Bent on Christianizing the Indians, Jessie girds her loins with missionary fortitude, bewildering the flock of men who would happily shackle her in matrimony. Fleeing their attentions with Emma disguised in boy's clothing as "brother Emmett," the sisters travel on, but their differing expectations are sorely challenged by the advent of a handsome, womanizing trapper, who captures the hearts of both. The feisty, God-fearing young women trek westward, suffering the hardships of hostile terrain, an attack by Cayuse Indians and perfidious behavior by would-be missionaries. An entertaining frontier saga emerges from their earthy, richly humorous experiences, narrated in the authentic voice of a good-natured tomboy.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

The personality of 12-year-old Emma Louise makes this book an unforgettable reading experience. She is feisty, intelligent, perceptive, outspoken, practical, compassionate, courageous, and resolute. Disguised as a boy, she accompanies her beautiful 17-year-old sister, who has received a call from God to be a missionary to the Indians in Oregon Territory. Both have absolute faith in the Bible (their interpretation thereof) which results in humorous situations as well as dangerous ones. The intrepid pair survive the hazards and horrors of the Oregon Trail in the winter of 1846 as part of the ill-fated Donner party and later as members of the doomed Whitman mission in Oregon. A fine achievement for a first novel. Sister Avila, Acad. of the Holy Angels, Minneapolis
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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