Going West by Jean Van Leeuwen
(Picture Puffin Books)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

In this simple and beautifully written text, with its beautifully evocative illustrations, the story of a little family of young American pioneers unfolds. Young readers will be enthralled by this moving account of the awesome challenges faced by a pioneer family during their first hard year in the American West. Full-color illustrations.
 

About Jean Van Leeuwen

See more books from this Author
Jean Van Leeuwen was born in 1937 and grew up in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. After high school she attended Syracuse University, where she majored in journalism, thinking she would like to work on a magazine. Van leeuwen did work for a magazine briefly, then drifted into book publishing, where she found herself in the world of childrenżs books, as an editor. She decided to try her hand at writing children's books and so took a writing class.Eventually, her first book, Timothy's Flower, was published. Since then, Van Leeuwen has written more than forty books. In her spare time she teaches a Writers' Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books. She also volunteers in a first-grade classroom, where she helps children with their writing. Van Leeuwen has written books that have won a wide array of honors, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Childrenżs Book Award, and the Booklist Editorsż Choices. Thomas B. Allen is an author and editor. For more than fifteen years he served with the National Geographic Society as associate chief of the book service. He edited the million-plus bestseller "We Americans" and has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including "War Games. "Allen and Polmar have collaborated in writing seven books and numerous articles. Both live in the Washington area.
 
Published March 2, 1992 by Dial. 4 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Going West

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Allen's gentle illustrations--charcoal, pastel, and colored pencils on a soft, textured beige ground--are the more evocative for being impressionistically undefined, with faces blurred and landscapes indicated with just a few suggestive strokes and muted but precisely observed colors: the glow of...

| Read Full Review of Going West (Picture Puffin Bo...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A seven-year-old girl narrates her family's journey west; as PW said in a starred review, Like pages torn from a frontier journal, stirring sketches and lyrical text form a moving tribute to pione

Jul 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Going West (Picture Puffin Bo...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

the Oliver and Amanda Pig series) packs a wealth of emotional moments--as when Mama lies down in the tall prairie grass and sighs, ``Oh my, this is a lonesome land.'' Allen's ( In Coal Country ) scumbled, subdued pastel drawings, on sepia stock, masterfully conjure up the expanse of land and feel...

| Read Full Review of Going West (Picture Puffin Bo...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A seven-year-old girl narrates her family's journey west; as PW said in a starred review, Like pages torn from a frontier journal, stirring sketches and lyrical text form a moving tribute to pione

Jul 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Going West (Picture Puffin Bo...

Rate this book!

Add Review