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HISTORY: United States: Pioneer Life


HISTORY: United States: Pioneer Life

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Apples to Oregon :  being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains book Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains

Hopkinson, Deborah.
E HOPKINS

A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling.




Caddie Woodlawn.  Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Juvenile Book Caddie Woodlawn. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981.
J BRINK

The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.




For this land Juvenile Book For this land

McMullan, Kate.
J SERIES MY AMER

Meg records in her diary the events from July to November of 1856, when her family is reunited and must face challenges from fires to pro-slavery border ruffians who are trying to take over Kansas Territory.




Mountain men :   true grit and tall tales Juvenile Book Mountain men : true grit and tall tales

Glass, Andrew, 1949-
J 978.0209 GLASS

Describes the lives of the beaver trappers who were the first explorers of the American West beyond the Rocky Mountains, and some of the tall tales that made them legends.




Papa and the pioneer quilt book Papa and the pioneer quilt

Van Leeuwen, Jean.
E VAN LEE

As her family travels by wagon train to Oregon, a young girl gathers scraps of cloth so that she can make a quilt. Includes historical note.




Pioneer girl :  growing up on the prairie book Pioneer girl : growing up on the prairie

Warren, Andrea.
JB SNYDER WARREN

Tells about the daily life and activities of a pioneer girl growing up on the prairies of Nebraska.




Prairie girl :  the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder book Prairie girl : the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Anderson, William, 1952-
JB WILDER ANDERSO

A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" books, from her Wisconsin childhood until her death at the age of ninety.




Projects about westward expansion Juvenile Book Projects about westward expansion

Broida, Marian.
J 979.503 BROIDA

The Early Frontier: Berry Basket, Quilting, Johnnycake ; The Oregon Trail: Covered Wagon, Moccasins, Packing the Wagon ; Homesteading on the Prairie: Sod House, In School (Making a Slate), Growing Beans.




Red River girl Juvenile Book Red River girl

Sommerdorf, Norma.
J SOMMERD

In a diary covering the years 1846 to 1848, a young Metis teenager describes her journey from St. Eustace, Qu├ębec, to St. Paul, Minnesota, where she settles with her family and decides to become a teacher.




Survival in the snow book Survival in the snow

Wadsworth, Ginger.
JB SCHALLE WADSWOR




The boy who saved Cleveland :   based on a true story Juvenile Book The boy who saved Cleveland : based on a true story

Giblin, James.
J GIBLIN

During a malaria epidemic in late eighteenth-century Cleveland, Ohio, ten-year-old Seth Doan surprises his family, his neighbors, and himself by having the strength to carry and grind enough corn to feed everyone.




The sign of the beaver Juvenile Book The sign of the beaver

Speare, Elizabeth George.
J SPEARE

Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.




Ticket to Curlew Juvenile Book Ticket to Curlew

Lottridge, Celia Barker.
J LOTTRID

When Sam Ferrier and his father arrive in Curlew, Alberta, in 1915 to build a new house for their family, Sam wonders why his father would move the family from Iowa to such a barren place. But after the house is built and the family joins them, Sam learns there is much more to the prairie that he realized.




True tales of the Wild West Juvenile Book True tales of the Wild West

Walker, Paul Robert.
J 978.0209 WALKER




Twister on Tuesday Juvenile Book Twister on Tuesday

Osborne, Mary Pope.
J SERIES MAGIC T

When Jack and Annie travel back to the Kansas prairie in search of "something to learn," they gain an understanding of how hard life was for pioneers and they experience the terror of a tornado.




Which way to the wild West? :   everything your schoolbooks didn't tell you about America's westward expansion Juvenile Book Which way to the wild West? : everything your schoolbooks didn't tell you about America's westward expansion

Sheinkin, Steve.
J 978.02 SHEINKI

Learn about the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds, and derring-do that helped win the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Sheinken delivers America's greatest adventure. Illustrations.




You wouldn't want to be an American pioneer! :  a wilderness you'd rather not tame Juvenile Book You wouldn't want to be an American pioneer! : a wilderness you'd rather not tame

Morley, Jacqueline.
J 978 MORLEY

A light-hearted look at some of the difficulties faced by the pioneers who traveled by wagon train across the United States to settle in the West.




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