Going West by Jean Van LeeuwenGoing West by Jean Van Leeuwen

Going West

byJean Van LeeuwenIllustratorThomas B Allen

Paperback | August 1, 1997

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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
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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Title:Going WestFormat: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

Editorial Reviews

"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