Traveling by covered wagon, young Rachel and her family follow the Oregon Trail from Illinois all the way to California. The terrain is rough and the seven-month trip is filled with adventure. Rachel's own handwritten journal chronicles every detail and features cherished "pasted-in" mementos gathered along the way.
"Solidly researched and wholly captivating . . . This engrossing glimpse of the westward movement is as good a choice for pleasure reading as it is a valuable classroom resource."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Buoyant . . . entertaining."-Kirkus Reviews
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