Children On The Oregon Trail

Children On The Oregon Trail

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A moving story based on the remarkable journey made by the Sager children through the north-west of America in the pioneering days of 1844. John Sager is 13 when his family leave their Mississippi frontier town for the promise of a new life in the Far West. Travelling in a trail of covered wagons the Sagers are full of hope. But then tragedy strikes and John's parents die. John is left to look after his six younger siblings and resourceful as he is, it is nearly more than he can cope with. Surviving treacherous conditions - a desolate wilderness, trappers, quicksand, fire and finally deep snow - the children somehow finish the journey they started with their parents, and fulfil their father's dearest wish . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 15mm | 178g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • 0340773251
  • 9780340773253

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A moving story * Parents News July 2000, *
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About A.Rutgers Van Der Loeff

A hugely respected author both in Holland and elsewhere, the late A Rutgers Van Der Loeffe Avalanche! which gained her the award for Best Children's Book of the Year in Holland in 1954.
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502 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 36% (182)
4 32% (159)
3 23% (114)
2 7% (35)
1 2% (12)
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