Don't Know Much about the Pioneers

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9780060286187: Don't Know Much about the Pioneers

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Westward ho! Pack up your wagon and come along on this thrilling adventure. Read about the brave pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, and share their excitement in finally settling into a log cabin or sod house.

Unfortunately, the West wasn't always the paradise the pioneers thought it would be. Harsh weather, accidents, and disease often delayed their journeys. And after they arrived, the chores were endless! Can you imagine helping to make bread, jelly, soap, and even your own clothes ... by hand?

Kenneth C. Davis shows readers the real pioneer life in his trademark question-and-answer style. With cool quotes, fascinating sidebars, and lively illustrations by Renée Andriani, the West doesn't get any wilder than this.

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About the Author:

Kenneth C. Davis speaks regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, in which his DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® quizzes are read by millions.

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Grade 3-5-It's time to load the covered wagon and join the journey West in this new entry in a popular series. Queries and answers, true/false quizzes, multiple-choice questions, quotes from Native Americans and pioneers, and sidebars-all move this engaging text along. Chapter spreads tackle such topics as "Who Were the Pioneers?," "Lewis and Clark," and "Mountain Men." Andriani's colorful cartoon illustrations and two maps enhance the presentation. While the lack of an index and table of contents will hamper access for reports, children will enjoy the presentation.
Barbara L. McMullin, Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math, Vista, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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