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What was the Donner Party?  Cover Image Book Book

What was the Donner Party? / by Ben Hubbard ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

Hubbard, Ben, 1973- (author.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593520741
  • ISBN: 0593520742
  • ISBN: 9780593520758
  • ISBN: 0593520750
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
What Was the Donner Party? -- Westward Ho! -- Jumping Off -- Forts, Friends, and Foes -- The Hastings Cutoff -- Into the Mountains -- Snowed In -- Relief Parties -- History Remembers.
Summary, etc.:
"In the winter of 1846-47, a group of eighty-seven pioneers heading from the Midwest to California found themselves snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range with no way forward and no food or supplies. While forty-eight of the group members survived, the others perished due to extreme weather, starvation, and illness. To survive, the remaining people resorted to extreme measures . . . including cannibalism. Learn about the many miscalculations, bad decisions, and extreme weather that led to the demise of nearly half of the Donner Party in this book for young readers about one of California's first major disasters"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Donner Party > Juvenile literature.
Pioneers > California > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Pioneers > West (U.S.) > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Juvenile literature.

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