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Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

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Dear America: Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847
by Mary Pope Osborne

A compelling 'first person account' of the Oregon Trail journey. Thirteen-year-old Hattie Campbell records the details of her family's harrowing migration to Oregon in a covered wagon and describes the many challenges, both joyful and tragic, that mark the journey.

This book is part of the Dear America series---a series of fictional journal accounts by girls living in different times in American history.  There is also a related series of fictional diaries written by boy characters---the My Name is America series. Both series are written in the form of historical fiction diaries and are fantastic to use when teaching American history or even diary/journal writing.

Book Type:   chapter book

Grade Level:    5th grade     6th grade     7th grade   

Reading Level:   DRA Level 50      Guided Reading Level T

 

Condition:  This book is used but in good condition. There's very little or no water damage, torn pages, damage to the spine, or writing on the outer cover or inside pages. Occasionally there's a small amount of writing on the inside cover (previous owner's name/inscription).  NOTE: There are two different covers for this book. The one you get will be either one of the covers shown here (based on current inventory).

 also check out:    pioneer/Oregon Trail      Dear America series      My Name is America series      historical fiction      history      diary/journal