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Based on their extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family sets course for the West to seek new opportunities and to escape the eastern city where they had been living. Oregon Trail reveals all of the planning, equipment, and logistics that went into traveling across an untamed continent in the 1800s. In addition to its visualization of the family's journey, the book features a series of two-page spreads detailing a visual inventory of everything the family took with them, including the parts of a covered wagon and a personally annotated map of the trail. Readers get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west-not a dry recitation of dates and facts, but an immediately memorable living history.

About the Author

David Lasky is a longtime comic illustrator and writer based in Seattle. He self-published Boom Boom with a grant from the Xeric Foundation in the 1990s. He contributed a series of comic-strip biographies of musicians (Beethoven to Dylan) to the now-defunct Pulse magazine. His biography of Richard Feynman was included in the anthology Two-Fisted Science, and his collaboration with Greg Stump, Urban Hipster, was nominated for Harvey and Ignatz awards (truly high praise in the comics world). Lasky teaches cartooning at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Frank Young was managing editor of Comics Journal, considered the NY Times Book Review/Publisher's Weekly of the comics world. Young is collaborating with Lasky on a graphic narrative biography of the Carter Family Singers (Abrams 2010).

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Young, Frank
Sasquatch Books
Lasky, David
Lasky, David
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
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BandW illustrations throughout
9 x 6 in
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