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Oregon Trail

The Road to Destiny
Young, Frank (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Based on extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey on the Oregon Trail--from St. Louis across the high plains, mountains, and on to Oregon. Along the way they encounter all manner of difficulties and triumphs on this most arduous route. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family of four is setting course for the west to seek new opportunities and to escape the "overcrowded and filth" of the eastern city where they had been living. Revealed is all of the planning, equipment, and logistics involved in such a trip (remember, this is 1850). The book will feature a series of two-page spreads that detail such matters as a visual inventory of everything the family has with them; the parts of a covered wagon; Native Americans of the time; and a personal annotated map of the trail. Readers will get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west--not a dry recitation of dates, facts, and place names, but rather a living history that is immediate and memorable"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Young, Frank, 1963-
Title: Oregon Trail
the road to destiny
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, 2011
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged). :,chiefly ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Frank Young ; [illustrated by] David Lasky
Summary: "Based on extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey on the Oregon Trail--from St. Louis across the high plains, mountains, and on to Oregon. Along the way they encounter all manner of difficulties and triumphs on this most arduous route. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family of four is setting course for the west to seek new opportunities and to escape the "overcrowded and filth" of the eastern city where they had been living. Revealed is all of the planning, equipment, and logistics involved in such a trip (remember, this is 1850). The book will feature a series of two-page spreads that detail such matters as a visual inventory of everything the family has with them; the parts of a covered wagon; Native Americans of the time; and a personal annotated map of the trail. Readers will get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west--not a dry recitation of dates, facts, and place names, but rather a living history that is immediate and memorable"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Lasky, David
ISBN: 9781570616495
1570616493
Branch Call Number: jgn 979.5 YOUNG 2011
Subject Headings: Oregon National Historic Trail Comic books, strips, etc Overland journeys to the Pacific Comic books, strips, etc
Topical Term: Overland journeys to the Pacific
Juvenile graphic novels
LCCN: 2011024477
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This well researched graphic novel shares the story of one family's journey on the Oregon Trail.

Based on extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey on the Oregon Trail--from St. Louis across the high plains, mountains, and on to Oregon.


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Apr 02, 2014
  • JCLKinsleyR rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Makes you want to play the computer game again!

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