Rachel's Journal (Hardcover)

The Story of a Pioneer Girl (Young American Voices)

By Marissa Moss

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152018061, 56pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

In this first book in the Young American Voices series, young Rachel and her family travel by covered wagon following the Oregon Trail from Illinois all the way to California. The terrain is rough and the seven-month trip is filled with adventure--a surprise encounter with Indians, a thunderous buffalo stampede, even the perilous crossing of a flooded river. Rachel's own handwritten journal chronicles every detail and features cherished "pasted-in" mementos--wildflowers, buttons, quilt patches--gathered along the way. Hear Rachel's story in her own words as she and her family make their way to their new home in California.


About the Author

MARISSA MOSS is best known for her handwritten illustrated journals, including the enormously popular Amelia series. She lives in Berkeley, California.