Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked

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This fascinating storybook illustrates how more than 25,000 children took part in the legendary exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley. Beautiful full-color artwork depicts a variety of scenes in the 1,300-mile journey, from the dangers of crossing rivers to the challenges of ordinary tasks like laundry. The engaging text details everything from equipment and animals used on the trek to games the children played, songs they sang, and prayers they offered. Discussion questions and a glossary of key words encourage family learning and discussion as readers relive this historic, faith-driven journey and discover how children participated every step of the way.

Featuring art by Glen Hopkinson, Sandra Rast, Stephen Mark Bartholomew, Michael Malm, Linda Curley Christensen, Joseph Brickey, Clark Kelley Price, Michael Bedard, Leon Parson, and Ken Corbett.

Includes the lyrics and music to the song Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked by Elizabeth Fetzer Bates.

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Jessica Warner's interest in her own pioneer ancestors was piqued by her grandmother's Christmas cactus. Its vibrant red blooms in the middle of winter caught her attention, and her grandmother told her how that very plant had made the journey from England across the plains in a handcart with a pioneer ancestor. That plant has been passed down from generation
to generation ever since. Pioneer stories and traditions like this have always been a part of Jessica's life--things like making corn-husk dolls and gypsum marbles, playing Fox and Geese, and using "homemade" lye soap.

Jessica grew up in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. She participated in a pioneer trek reenactment in Utah's west desert as a young adult (where she experienced the joys of a sprained ankle and chopping off chicken heads), and has visited most of the historic sites along the Mormon Pioneer Trail (including an off-road adventure over Rocky Ridge that ended in a destroyed tire). She and her husband are now raising their own family in New England, where they have grown to love the land so many of the pioneers left behind when they migrated West.

Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked was inspired by Jessica's desire to keep this rich pioneer heritage alive by making it fun and engaging for her own children.

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Jessica Warner is one of the finest book designers I have ever worked with. Her attention to detail and design makes the book something you want to have not only in your bookshelf, but on your coffee table for all to see and appreciate. Her choice of artists is excellent and this promises to be a keepsake book for your children and your children's children.
--Lee Groberg, Award-winning filmmaker of historical documentaries such as: SWEETWATER RESCUE: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story, and First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty.

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Published by Covenant Communications Inc., Salt Lake City, UT (2014)
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Book Description Covenant Communications Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1621085694 Brand new hardcover book! ; This fascinating storybook illustrates how more than 25,000 children took part in the legendary exodus from Nauvoo, Illionois, to the Salt Lake Valley. Beautiful full-color artwork depicts a variety of scenes in the 1,300-mile journey, from the dangers of crossing rivers to the challenges of ordinary tasks like laundry. The engaging text details everything from equipment and animals used on the trek to games the children played, songs they sang, and prayers they offered. Discussion questions and a glossary of key words encourage family learning and discussion as readers relive this historic, faith-driven journey ? and discover how children participated every step of the way. ; 12" x 12"; 32 pages; Seller Inventory # 57023

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