Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Review: If You, Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Elroy Freem

Traveled West in a Covered Wagon answers 31 questions that make up 31 chapters in this book.
Examples of questions are: What was the Oregon Territory? What was a wagon train? How far would you travel in a day? What kinds of clothes did people wear?
Each answer is explained fully with illustrations to match the subject.
As an adult reviewer there were many things I did not know about traveling west in a covered wagon. For example how they crossed a river, or how far they traveled in a day.
There is a nostalgia sometimes about the past, especially the time period of pioneer's, cowboy's, and mountain men. Yet, by reading about these people we come to understand that they were hardy, bold, adventurous folk; yet they were not without faults or troubles.
One of my favorite subjects to read about is the Old West and this book satisfied even me!

Published by Scholastic 1992
80 pages
For ages 7 and up
Non-fiction/Old West/19th Century/Pioneer

Link @ Amazon:
Paperback $6.99

Link @ Barnes and Nobles:
Paperback $6.29

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I need to take this on my trip next week. We are off to Oregon!