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To Stay Alive - Reprint by Skila Brown (Paperback)

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Told in riveting, keenly observed poetry, a moving first-person narrative as experienced by a young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846.The journey west by wagon train promises to be long and arduous for nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves and her parents and eight siblings. Yet she is hopeful about their new life in California: freedom from the demands of family, maybe some romance, better opportunities for all. But when winter comes early to the Sierra Nevada and their group gets a late start, the Graves family, traveling alongside the Donner and Reed parties, must endure one of the most harrowing and storied journeys in American history. Amid the pain of loss and the constant threat of death from starvation or cold, Mary Ann’s is a narrative, told beautifully in verse, of a girl learning what it means to be part of a family, to make sacrifices for those we love, and above all to persevere.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: Skila Brown
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2018
TCIN: 53772985
UPC: 9781536203691
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-9370
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