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Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail: Letters from the Overland Trail By Elvira Woodruff,

  • Title: Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail: Letters from the Overland Trail
  • Author: Elvira Woodruff
  • ISBN: 9780679885580
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1851, 12 year old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading Booklist An IRA Teachers CIn 1851, 12 year old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading Booklist An IRA Teachers Choice
    Dear Levi Letters from the Overland Trail Letters from the Overland Trail In year old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California As he makes his way across the country Austin writes home to his brother Levi describing life on the rugged Overland

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    1. This is a pioneer book written in diary form, inspired by diaries that were actually written by men and women who traveled on the Overton Trail between 1840 1870 The feel is a lot like Laura Ingalls Wilder, except tragedy is discussed In this book, Austin Brently s grandfather has left him letters from his great uncle, and a diary that he had called a button book His grandfather said in his will that these letters and book meant to him than any of his material possessions Austin s great uncle [...]

    2. As the author stated, there were many children who crossed the country during the 1800 swithout much written about them This fun, realistic, heartbreaking story I would recommend to all readers age 9.

    3. I decided to read this because I had just finished The Diary of Mattie Spenser Even though this is an elementary level book, I found it to be interesting and real.

    4. Always looking for books to share with elementary school aged kids, especially about American history This has lots of info about the Oregon Trail, told from a teen point of view.

    5. Twelve year old Austin Ives is embarking on a mission worthy of a grown man He is traveling by wagon train all the way from Pennsylvania to Oregon to claim the piece of land that his father staked out before he died.Life on the wagon trail isn t without its pleasures Austin has several young friends with whom he enjoys hunting But it s also tough deadly tough One mistake while fording a river could mean the loss of several animals and an entire wagon load of supplies or even someone s life.Austi [...]

    6. Fun thing about being a teacher reading YA novels counts as work Fourth grade is going to be reading this book next week, and I had never read it before As the title indicates, it s a story told in letters from one brother on the Overland Trail to his younger brother, remaining behind in Pennsylvania Even though it s a pretty simple book, it doesn t shy away from the harsh realities of the journeyI was surprised by how many people the author allowed to die Not an earth shaking book, but one I th [...]

    7. Austin is a 12 year old boy who is leaving his 11 year old brother to travel to Oregon to claim his fathers land Austin writes to his brother everyday to stay in touch with his only blood relative Levi Along the way he learns to swim as well as work with large oxen This would be a great way to introduce students to the 1850 s America movement across the country to the West.

    8. This is a good read for the beginning reader It s the letters home that an older brother is sending to his younger brother who stays in Pennsylvania while he s traveling along the Oregon Trail Insightful and enjoyable, this book should appeal to any reader who enjoys some history in their reading A very good read.

    9. gr 4 6 119 pgs1851 Overland Trail 12 year old Austin writes letters to his younger brother Levi left behind in Pennsylvania Austin is traveling to his father s claim in Oregon The journey is long and dangerous Austin describes the new friends and also tragedies.Companion book to Dear Austin also by Elvira Woodruff.

    10. This book is about a twelve year old boy who leaves his family to travel on the Overland Trail There are many obstacles he faces along the way A great read for intermediate school readers.

    11. I love history and stuff, so this was a good read It made me feel like I was actually there but it got kind of sad.

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