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How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail (How to Get Rich)

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Publisher Comments:

This next volume in the charmingly tongue-in-cheek How to Get Rich series hits the jackpot once again. How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail continues the winning combination of authentic historical facts and entertaining fictional voices. The narrative offers good-humored and practical advice for a trip out west along the Oregon Trail.

This whimsical recounting of one familys journey to their new homestead will give readers an appreciation of the hardships faced by all those who signed up for the great migration. These include hunger, thirst, sickness, hostile American Indians, and even deceit and thievery on the part of fellow travelers. The book also shows the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.

Wittily interweaving the fictional characters adventures with historical personages, locales, and events, Tod Olson captures many distinctive facets of the pioneering American spirit. Uniquely, he examines the economic angles of Americas westward expansion, showing the lure of financial opportunities that tempted so many onto the Oregon Trail—and the harsh realities that they discovered along the way. Artwork and archival images create a scrapbook collage effect, making the book a visual feast, and a fascinating snapshot of this period of American history. The rich back matter includes a note from Marc Aronson that specifies what is fact and what is fiction, as well as an extensive "Encyclopedia of the Oregon Trail."

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About the Author

Tod Olson is the author of How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush; Andrew Jackson; and In the Line of Fire: A Story about D-Day. He lives in Middlesex, VT.

Scott Allred is an acclaimed illustrator and mural painter. Following How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush, this is his second childrens book. He lives in Asheville, NC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426304132
Author:
Olson, Tod
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Illustrator:
Allred, Scott
Illustrator:
Proch, Gregory
Author:
Allred, Scott
Author:
Aronson, Marc
Author:
Proch, Gregory
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Business & Economics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Overland journeys to the pacific
Subject:
West (U.S.) Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series:
How to Get Rich
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 COLOR and B/W ARCHIVAL PHOTO ART AND
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.10x8.20x.40 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Money
Children's » Nonfiction » US History

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