Bound for Oregon is a wonderful book about Mary Ellen Todd and her trip with her family to Oregon in It is based on recollections collected by her daughter and historical research of things that happened on trips of the Oregon Trail. It chronicles every point of the trip - from the decision making and starting up to river cr It ended just the way a thought it would.
Books — kirstenjoyhill Remember buying your supplies, heading out on the trail, trying to shoot animals, and hoping no one would die?
Since I somehow missed out on having any pre-Civil War American History in school, my knowledge of the Oregon Trail pretty much started and ended with that game.
Bound for Oregon is a story told as a first-person narrative of Mary Ellen Todd, a 1o year old girl who makes the journey with her family along the Oregon Trail in Mary Ellen and her family make new friends and part with them again, deal with sickness, difficult river crossings, trouble with their animals, unfriendly Indians, bad weather and difficult terrain — all the typical challenges and hardships that most pioneering families face as they journeyed thousands of miles across the plains and mountains on their way to Oregon and California.
While hardship and even death of friends the Todds meet along the way are present in the story, there was little doubt in my mind of what was going to happen in the end. As I read this book I would have guessed that Mary Ellen and her family were a neat conglomeration of average families on the Oregon Trail created for this book.Bound for Oregon Jean Van Leeuwen, Author, James Watling, Illustrator Dial Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.
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The emigrants traveled by wagon in search of fertile land in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
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A fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in