"Historical fiction at an easy level is hard to find, and this pioneerstory, narrated by 10-year-old Libby Mitchell on her journey from Virginia toMichigan in 1837, is smoothly written and appealing. The wagon trail is noteasy, and Whelan is careful to include a taste of the hardships. She's alsocareful in her presentation of the Potawatomi Indians, who figure in the storywhen the Mitchells nurse one of their own children back to health. The story, though brief, is well developed."-- "Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. "
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(197mm x 133mm x 5mm)
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Author Biography - Gloria Whelan
Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago.Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer -- because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards!Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember.Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out.Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister.Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up!Gloria once had a set of five wtching guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!"