Going West

Paperback | August 1, 1997

byJean Van LeeuwenIllustratorThomas B Allen

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Award-winning author Jean Van Leeuwen tells the moving story of a pioneer family during the Westward Expansion

One day in early spring they packed everything they had into our wagon, and set out to find a new home. Sleeping under the stars, weathering terrible storms, and fording swollen rivers, Hannah and her family made the journey of a lifetime.


An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

"Like pages torn from a frontier journal, stirring sketches and lyrical text form a moving tribute to the brave families to whom the book is dedicated."—Publishers Weekly

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"One day in early spring we packed everything we had into our wagon, and set out to find a new home". Sleeping under the stars, weathering terrible storms, and fording swollen rivers, Hannah and her family made the journey of a lifetime. An "American Bookseller" "Pick of the Lists". Full-color illustrations

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Award-winning author Jean Van Leeuwen tells the moving story of a pioneer family during the Westward ExpansionOne day in early spring they packed everything they had into our wagon, and set out to find a new home. Sleeping under the stars, weathering terrible storms, and fording swollen rivers, Hannah and her family made the journey of...

Jean Van Leeuwen (jeanvanleeuwen.com) is the author of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. Ms. Van Leeuwen now lives in another small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has two grown children, David and Elizabeth, and a young grandchild, w...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140560963

ISBN - 13:9780140560961

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 8

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"One day in early spring we packed everything we had into our wagon, and set out to find a new home". Sleeping under the stars, weathering terrible storms, and fording swollen rivers, Hannah and her family made the journey of a lifetime. An "American Bookseller" "Pick of the Lists". Full-color illustrations

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"Like pages torn from a frontier journal, stirring sketches and lyrical text form a moving tribute to the brave families to whom the book is dedicated."—Publishers Weekly

"The simple vocabulary and evocative pictures provide a quiet beginning for general discussions about the past."—School Library Journal