Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

The Diary of Hattie Campbell: The Oregon Trail, 1847

eBook - 2012
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Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Kristiana Gregory's ACROSS THE WIDE AND LONESOME PRAIRIE is now back in print with a gorgeous new package!After the death of her two sisters, thirteen-year-old Hattie and her family make for a fresh start. They sell their farm in Missouri and journey across the Oregon Trail toward Oregon City. At first the adventure is exciting, but as the days, weeks, and months pass, Hattie realizes what a dangerous and tedious trip it is. As they cross the prairies, news of the fate of the Donner party reaches them, and death, disease, weather, and the terrain take a terrible toll on their traveling party. The Campbells lose neighbors and friends until they almost cannot bear to continue. But Hattie and her family must persevere or risk the same misfortune. Hattie's diary chronicles the hardships of such a harrowing journey, but also captures the small moments, the friendships and celebrations of life, that keep hope alive.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780545530019
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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robinandrews10
Feb 12, 2019

This was my favorite novel out of the dear America series!

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RescueDog
Aug 04, 2017

Later on this month, I will board a plane along with a couple of hundred strangers. We are virtually guaranteed to make it to Oregon in a few hours; get there alive and well; I can easily get food & beverage while traveling; Everything we packed will make the trip with us; Sometimes bags go astray, but they turn up eventually; we won't get frostbite & the clothes we are wearing will be as new as they were when we began the trip; I will text my family on arrival to let them know I got there safely. We think we walk long distances in the airport, but compared to walking a couple thousand miles on the Oregon Trail? Not so much.
As I read this diary written by a pioneer girl in 1847, it is incredible that absolutely none of these things were true for her.
Our ancestors endured great hardship to expand this nation.
It took courage & a darned good reason to even attempt it.
I had a lot of respect for these rugged & determined folks. Now I have even more! Next time I'm feeling sorry for myself because my power has been out for a couple of hours, I will remember Hattie and count my many blessings!

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orkieandabby
Apr 15, 2017

this book was GREAT!!! It was sad but VERY good!!!

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kasiahansen
Apr 12, 2017

I LOVED this book!! I think it was one of the best books in the Dear America series!!!

JCLBeckyC Jul 09, 2016

My ten year old's review: This is a good book for people who are interested in history. It's a little sad, but it has a happy ending.

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LydiaJoButcher
Mar 27, 2014

I sincerely enjoyed this book. It taught me about stuff they had to go through! I am very thankful to have been born in the twenty first century!

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gabbygirl1996
Jul 22, 2013

I love learning about old things that happened. I really want this story to be true because whenever I read a book like this I actually feel like I could go out there and do what they did.

This book really brings to life the journey over the Oregon trail. I love this book, and have also enjoyed other books in the "Dear America" diaries

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