Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell | KidsreadsI loved, loved, loved this book as a kid. Loved it. I must have read it twenty times and forced my dad to read it as well. Part of this was because it coincided so neatly with my fifth-grade unit on the Oregon Trail, but part of it was because I was just utterly fascinated with people walking all the way to Oregon. On their feet! And riding in bumpy wagons! For months on end!
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Make a list of all the pros and cons - the good things and the bad. Rename this list. Email required Address never made public. She tells of her experiences on the Oregon Trail form the unending dust, crossing rives in wago.Welcome back. Toggle Dropdown Advanced Search. Pavonetti, Ed. Dear America.
Thirteen-year-old Hattie Campbell's father dreamed of a new life in Oregon. Still have the copy my grandma bought me. Where does it grow. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
The Teacher Store Cart? To find out more, including how to control cookies. Now that we're in the North Platte River Valley the air feels dry and thin. Build a case to support your opinion using the information in Hattie's diary and in the "Historical Note" at the end of the book!
Continue they do: Eight months after they set out, the remaining wagons arrive in Oregon City. Poison hemlock is the source of much pain during Hattie's trip to Oregon. Lists with This Book? List some of their courageous acts.
About Us Support Us. It happened, but the average age of first marriage was something more like for women and a bit older for men? They feel Hattie's sense of guilt when youngsters get sick and die from eating poison hemlock she mistook as a vegetable! The free fare allows them to get to where the Oregon Trail starts. But they must persevere or risk the same misfortune.
Thank you! At first the adventure is exciting, but as the days, weeks, and months pass, Hattie realizes what a dangerous and tedious trip it will be. They cross the prairies, hastening the journey as news of the fate of the Donner party reaches them, but death, disease, weather, and the terrain take a terrible toll. The Campbells lose neighbors and friends until they almost believe they cannot bear to continue. Continue they do: Eight months after they set out, the remaining wagons arrive in Oregon City, just in time for Christmas. Through Hattie's diary, Gregory brings the rigors of the trip to life, but she also includes the details that kept the settlers going--the friendships and camaraderie that developed and the joyful events a wedding and some births that occurred.