THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE DONNER PARTY
Hideous instances of murder and cannibalism are not at all sensationalized, but are described in calm, measured, judicious language—and in stark contrast to examples of heroic generosity. Close attention to the perspective of 12-year-old Virginia Reed helps the book appeal to young readers. An American Library Association award-winner.
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Reading level: grade 4. Interest level: grades 4 and up.