Survival in the Snow

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5188-7
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2009-01-01
Reading Counts! Points 2.0
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey 917.94
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 550
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

Reviews

Booklist

“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

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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