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Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Summary: Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PHI

Hermes, Patricia

Summary: In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Hermes 2001

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J MA J1

Carson, Rae

Summary: Lee Westfall, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold, must flee her home to avoid people who would abuse her powers, so when her best friend Jefferson heads out across Gold Rush-era America to stake his claim, she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on her own dangerous journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION CAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CAR

McDonald, Megan.

Summary: A girl's diary records the year 1848 during which she, her brother, mother, and stepfather traveled the Santa Fe trail from Independence, Missouri, to Santa Fe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MCD

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC McDon

Levine, Ellen.

Summary: In his 1845 diary, thirteen-year-old orphan Jedediah describes his wagon train journey to Oregon, in which he confronts rivers and sandy plains, bears and rattlesnakes, and the challenges of living with his fellow travelers. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LEV

Carlson, Melody.

Summary: In 1856, widow Elizabeth Martin, her two children, parents, and brother head west from Kentucky on the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION CAR

Applegate, Katherine.

Summary: When Hallie and her parents join a wagon train to Oregon and leave her grandmother behind, Hallie must learn to face the storms that frighten her so, as well as other, newer fears, with just her grandmother's quilt to comfort her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE APP

Van Leeuwen, Jean.

Summary: A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1996

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Coerr, Eleanor.

Summary: While traveling west with her family in 1850, a young girl makes a patchwork quilt chronicling the experiences of the journey and reserves a special patch for her pet hen Josefina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1986

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE COE

Hancher, Adam

Summary: After her father dies in the fall of 1849, a little girl and her family follow Mr. Reed's wagon train west, discovering the challenges, excitement, and danger of the frontier on their way to their homestead in California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubledday Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HAN

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: Wagon trains heading west were forced to defend themselves against Indians, cope with injuries and illness, and struggle to find food. The group of westerners Rock Bannon was scouting for faced another problem. They were being deceived. When he warned them to remain on the Humboldt Trail, Sharon Crockett and the others refused to listen. Mort Harper, a stranger riding a beautiful black mare,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam 1987

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1 available in Mass-Market Paperback, Call number: PBK W LAM

Morris, Gilbert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: B & H Pub. Group 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION MOR

Vanderhaeghe, Guy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alantic Monthly Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Vanderh

Brown, Skila

Summary: A young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846 describes how her family and others became victims of freezing temperatures and starvation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRO

Gregory, Kristiana.

Summary: In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: 1844. The Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mostly Irish Catholics, the party sought religious freedom and education in the mission-dominated land. When a heavy snowstorm hits in October, the party separates in three directions. Now young Mary Sullivan, newlywed Sarah Montgomery, widowed Ellen Murphy, and her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: LP FIC KIR

Sickels, Noëlle

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIC

Carlson, Melody.

Summary: Kentucky, 1854. Elizabeth has mourned her husband's death for three years, but nqow she feels ready to fulfill the dream they had shared: to take their two children west. At Kansas City, they join a substantial wagon train. Elizabeth soon finds herself being drawn to the group's handsome guide, Eli Kincade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC CAR

Brunstetter, Wanda E.

Summary: Three lone wagons on the California Trail become trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by a sudden snowstorm. Stuck in tight quarters with others makes Cynthia Cooper reevaluate her reasons for being engaged to fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she has to reconsider here dreams for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shiloh Run Press 2018

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1 available in Holiday Fiction, Call number: FICTION BRU

Gregory, Kristiana.

Summary: In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. In a diary format, this novel chronicles the hardships that pioneers endured during a trip west on the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

Coerr, Eleanor.

Summary: While traveling west with her family in 1850, a young girl makes a patchwork quilt chronicling the experiences of the journey and reserves a special patch for her pet hen Josefina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE COE

Morris, Gilbert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: B&H Publishing Group 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Morris 2009

Compton, Ralph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Paperbacks 1996

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: WES Compt

Fitzgerald, John Dennis.

Summary: Ten-year-old Susan relates the adventures and frustrations of her family's wagon train west, culminating when her twelve-year-old brother is asked to turn himself over to the Indians in order to save the lives of the rest of the party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethlehem Books 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Fitzgerald