Rachel's Journal (Paperback)

The Story of a Pioneer Girl (Young American Voices)

By Marissa Moss

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152021689, 56pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (5/1/2001)
Hardcover (9/1/1998)

List Price: 7.99*
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Traveling by covered wagon, young Rachel and her family follow the Oregon Trail from Illinois all the way to California. The terrain is rough and the seven-month trip is filled with adventure. Rachel's own handwritten journal chronicles every detail and features cherished "pasted-in" mementos gathered along the way.

About the Author

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

Praise For Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl (Young American Voices)

"Solidly researched and wholly captivating . . . This engrossing glimpse of the westward movement is as good a choice for pleasure reading as it is a valuable classroom resource."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Buoyant . . . entertaining."-Kirkus Reviews