Dear Levi by Elvira Woodruff
Letters from the Overland Trail

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Illus. in black-and-white. In 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As they make their way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing day-to-day life on the Overland Trail. In his own observant and vigorous voice, Austin tells of the everyday happenings--hunting game and fording streams--as well as more dramatic episodes, from devastating illness to complex encounters with Indians.
 

About Elvira Woodruff

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Elvira Woodruff has written more than 15 picture books and novels for young readers. Colby Rodowsky is the author of numerous books for children and young adults, including the ALA Notable Book "Not My Dog," She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Beth Peck has illustrated many books, notably Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," She lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
 
Published April 19, 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 119 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers don't have to have read Dear Levi (1994, not reviewed) to enjoy this sequel, a gripping historical novel that covers two boys' journeys from innocence to manhood.

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Readers don’t have to have read Dear Levi (not reviewed) to enjoy this sequel, a gripping historical novel that covers two boys’ journeys from innocence to manhood.

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This epistolary novel, about a boy on a wagon train in 1851, was inspired by pioneer diaries. Ages 10-13. (Feb.)

Feb 09 1998 | Read Full Review of Dear Levi: Letters from the O...

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