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Westward to home : Joshua's diary

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New York : Scholastic, 2001.
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108 pages : ill. ; 20 cm.
Main Library - Kids Series
JUV Series Hermes MyAmeri
In book one of this diary of life on the Oregon Trail, Pat Hermes tells the story of Joshua McCullough's family's experiences as they pack up their belongings and head west in a wagon train. It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. During their seven-month-long journey, many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses, but Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during the many river crossings the wagon train must make. During one dramatic crossing, Joshua heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.
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General Note
"A dear America book"--Cover.
In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hermes, P. (2001). Westward to home: Joshua's diary. New York: Scholastic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hermes, Patricia. 2001. Westward to Home: Joshua's Diary. New York: Scholastic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hermes, Patricia, Westward to Home: Joshua's Diary. New York: Scholastic, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hermes, Patricia. Westward to Home: Joshua's Diary. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Print.

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