The Resource The perilous journey of the Donner Party, by Marian Calabro

The perilous journey of the Donner Party, by Marian Calabro

Label
The perilous journey of the Donner Party
Title
The perilous journey of the Donner Party
Statement of responsibility
by Marian Calabro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uses materials from letters and diaries written by survivors of the Donner Party to relate the experiences of that ill-fated group as they endured horrific circumstances on their way to California in 1846-47. On April 14, 1846, the Donner Party set out from Springfield, Illinois, in search of a better life in the largely unsettled California territory. The trip started well but eventually questionable choices and infighting delayed pioneers' attempt to cross the Sierra Nevada until winter. As the impassable snows closed in and their supplies dwindled to nothing, the group faced an almost hopeless struggle for survival that would push some toward the final taboo of cannibalism. Nearly half the members of the Donner Party were children. This account, filled with selections from the survivors' letters and diaries, focuses on the children's experiences, making it uniquely compelling and accessible to young readers. Index, bibliography, chronology, group rosters, suggestions for further research
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1999
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
Awards note
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
178869
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calabro, Marian
Dewey number
979.4/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1020
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • 6-8
LC call number
F868.N5
LC item number
C33 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
979.4 Cal
Reading level
  • 7.2
  • 8.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donner Party
  • Pioneer children
  • Donner Party
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Survival
  • Donner Party
  • Pioneer children
  • West United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The perilous journey of the Donner Party, by Marian Calabro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Journey begins -- Independence and beyond -- Shortcut to danger -- Losing a home and a father -- Rock upon rock, snow upon snow -- Trapped in the depths -- Last taboo -- Rescued at last -- Looking back, looking ahead -- Survivors -- Donner Party legacy
Control code
ocm39659716
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780395866108
Lccn
98029610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39659716
Label
The perilous journey of the Donner Party, by Marian Calabro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Journey begins -- Independence and beyond -- Shortcut to danger -- Losing a home and a father -- Rock upon rock, snow upon snow -- Trapped in the depths -- Last taboo -- Rescued at last -- Looking back, looking ahead -- Survivors -- Donner Party legacy
Control code
ocm39659716
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780395866108
Lccn
98029610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39659716

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