Dear Levi : Letters from the Overland Trail
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Make Way For BooksA gripping story told in a unique format.
Publisher SummaryIn 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail. Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, "the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading."--Booklist
An IRA Teachers' Choice
Twelve-year-old Austin Ives writes letters to his younger brother describing his journey from their home in Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1851