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After traveling from Connecticut to Ohio in 1800 to start a new life in the settlement of Aurora, the Sheldons find that they are the first family to arrive there and realize that they will be starting a new community by themselves.
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"Sanders explores the pioneer experience ... readers cannot help but be touched ... Kastner's soft-edged watercolors ... integrate perfectly ... transforming history into real life." BooklistAbout the Author:
Scott Russell Sanders grew up in Ohio. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, he moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where he and his wife have reared two children, and where he is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University. The author says, I am trying to help children imagine history through the sharing of past lives, especially the lives of families who made their way into the wild heart of the continent.
His books for children have been honored by awards from the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Library Association. His books for adults have received the Great Lakes Book Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, and the Lannan Literary Award.
As a child, illustrator Jill Kastner was always getting into trouble for reading under the covers with a flashlight after the lights had gone out. Jill has illustrated over twenty-five books for children, from pioneers and Native American themes to snakes, bears and acrobatic pigs.
Her books have been recognized in Children s Books of the Year lists by Bank Street College and Smithsonian Magazine, and have been selected for the American Bookseller Association Pick of the Lists and Notable Children s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. Jill s artwork has been exhibited in several galleries and children s book shows across the country. Jill lives in Weehawken, New Jersey with her husband, Tim, and daughters, Carson and Delaney.
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Book Description Atheneum, New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Jill Kastner (illustrator). A new glossy pictorial hardcover book. No DJ. Focusing on the hopes and hardships faced by one family, provides a story of the countless pioneers who left their homes in the East to travel to unknown lands. Seller Inventory # 5805-18
Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Condition: New. Jill Kastner (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0027782700
Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0027782700