Bound for Oregon

Bound for Oregon

by Jean Van Leeuwen
Publisher: Puffin Books
Mass market paperback, 167 pages
Price: $7.99

Historical Setting: Oregon Trail, 1852 A. D.

Will the Todd family ever see the green grass of Oregon?

With only a guide book to show them the way, the Todd family sets out from their Arkansas home on a two thousand mile trek to claim uncharted Oregon Territory. Crossing rough terrain and encountering hostile Indians, the Todds show their true pioneering spirit. But as winter draws near, will the Todds have the strength to complete their journey? And if they make it, will Oregon fulfill their dreams?

This is a fictionalized account of the journey made by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852.

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