Survival in the Snow
From the Series On My Own History
Seventeen-year-old Moses was ready for an adventure. In 1844, he joined a wagon train traveling from Iowa to California. But as winter approached, the wagon train ran into trouble. Oxen started dying and supplies were running low. Some people went ahead for help. Moses stayed behind with the belongings. Can he find a way to survive on his own in the mountains during the long, cold winter?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Points||2.0|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||127349|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
“This volume from the On My Own History series offers independent readers a straightforward tale of rugged adventure and survival in the snowy area that, according the appended historical note, challenged the Donner party just two years later. Told with concrete details that bring the experience to life and illustrated with dramatic narrative paintings, this book puts a human face on the sometimes-anonymous image of the pioneer and tells a tale of courage in the face of possible death from starvation or exposure.” —Booklist
Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Illustrator: Craig Orback
Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.
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On My Own History
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