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The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party / Allan Wolf.

Wolf, Allan, (author.).

Summary:
"In powerful, vivid verse, the master behind The Watch That Ends the Night recounts one of history's most harrowing--and chilling--tales of survival. In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation and, finally, the unthinkable. From extraordinary poet and novelist Allan Wolf comes a riveting retelling of the ill-fated journey of the Donner party across the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846-1847. Brilliantly narrated by multiple voices, including world-weary, taunting, and all-knowing Hunger itself, this novel-in-verse examines a notorious chapter in history from various perspectives, among them caravan leaders George Donner and James Reed, Donner's scholarly wife, two Miwok Indian guides, the Reed children, a sixteen-year-old orphan, and even a pair of oxen. Comprehensive back matter includes an author's note, select character biographies, statistics, a time line of events, and more. Unprecedented in its detail and sweep, this haunting epic raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope and resilience, and hunger of all kinds."--Amazon.com.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763663247
  • ISBN: 0763663247
  • Physical Description: 399 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 4.9 9 9 514661
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Donner Party > Fiction.
Donner Party > Travel > 1846-1847 > Fiction.
Donner Party > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Novels in verse.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. (Show preferred library)

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Y FIC WOL SNO 2020 (Text) 31001101786854 YA Fiction Available -


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