Patty Reed's Doll

Patty Reed's Doll

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Item #: 005169
ISBN: 9780961735722
Grades: 6-AD

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When people hear of the Donner Party, images of cannibalism instantly come to mind, but the story of what happened to the Donners and the other families that traveled with them actually has much more to it. It's the story of a group of pioneers on their way to California who are stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the heavy snows of 1846. They run short on supplies and must stay determined to realize their dream of reaching California while many die of disease and starvation. In this book, this true story is told through the eyes of Dolly, the beloved doll that belonged to Patty Reed (who was an 8-year-old who made it through the experience alive). The group Patty and her doll were with did not succumb to cannibalism, so there is no mention of it in this book. Follow the Donners and the Reeds as they begin their journey with such hope and promise, struggle and endure so much to reach California, and finally reach their destination completely changed. A fascinating book by Rachel Laurgaard. Several black and white illustrations are included, 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
6
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780961735722
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
144
Edition
Reprint, Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
8 to 11
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Elizabeth Michaels (Illustrator)
Author
Rachel Laurgaard
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Tomato Enterprises
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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