Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story

Submitted by Sue from Leonardtown!
Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story written by Judy Young and Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Rose, a young pioneer girl, was traveling across the western plains of the United States with her family in a wagon train in the mid 1800s on a path known as the Oregon Trail. It was a very long and tiresome journey, one without much adventure to break up the monotony of the tedious and dusty daily routine. Rose longs for something interesting to happen. Minnow, a little native girl, lives in one of the villages scattered across the plains. She is small, but spirited. She has earned the nickname Minnow because of her favorite activity--swimming in the nearby river. Minnow and Rose's two different cultures come face to face when Minnow's village helps the wagon train cross the rushing waters of the river, and Rose accidentally falls in. Curiosity and caution come together to forge an unusual friendship between the girls when a thrilling and scary circumstance happens.

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