If You Were a Kid in the Wild West
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we time travel back to the Wild West with young, hip children who join in the historical event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are transported back in time. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life in the Wild West. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
During the 1800s, many settlers moved westward across North America to seek their fortunes as farmers, ranchers, and miners. In the Wild West, there were few towns and few people paid much attention to laws. Readers will take a trip through this thrilling period of American history as they join Louise and Nat for a tale of cowboys in a frontier town. They will find out how people lived, worked, and traveled in the Wild West, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.