Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails by Verla Kay

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Mother, Father and Baby John are heading west! The fertile Sacramento Valley is calling, and the deep rivers, endless plains, blistering desert, and steep mountains in the way are not going to stop them. The spirit of the grueling and exciting life on those treacherous trails is enlivened by little known details (did you know the pioneers pitched valuables from their wagons at steep sections of the trails?) and an energetically appealing family.

Praise for Gold Fever, also by Verla Kay and S. D. Schindler:

"A rich vein of Americana, cleverly mined."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Kay's personalized approach to history is a hoot."--School Library Journal, starred review

"As an introduction to a vital piece of American history, it's wryly humorous and unflinchingly candid."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
 

About Verla Kay

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Verla Kay (www.verlakay.com) lives in Soulsbyville, California. S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.
 
Published October 9, 2000 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Mother, Father, / Baby John, / Bouncing, jouncing, / Moving on.” Along the way there are storms, mountains, deserts, and snowstorms, till at last the new homestead site is reached, where the land is cleared, and a sturdy cabin built.

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Plying the same peppy format that powered their Gold Fever, Kay and Schindler once again head West: Mother, Father,/ Baby John,/ Bouncing, jouncing,/ Moving on. The volume explores life on a wagon

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Plying the same peppy format that powered their Gold Fever, Kay and Schindler once again head West: ""Mother, Father,/ Baby John,/ Bouncing, jouncing,/ Moving on."" The volume explores life on a wagon train headed for California through the eyes of one family.

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