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The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner Party

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"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.

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Bloomfield Public Library YA FIC Wolf (Text)
Teen New Materials
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Naples Library YA FIC WOL (Text)
Teen Fiction
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1001 . ‡aWolf, Allan, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe snow fell three graves deep : ‡bvoices from the Donner Party / ‡cAllan Wolf.
24630. ‡aVoices from the Donner Party
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aSomerville, Massachusetts : ‡bCandlewick Press, ‡c2020.
300 . ‡a399 pages : ‡bmap ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references.
520 . ‡a"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.
650 0. ‡aImmigrants ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aDonner Party ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aDonner Party ‡xTravel ‡y1846-1847 ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aDonner Party ‡xHistory ‡y19th century ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aOverland journeys to the Pacific ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 1. ‡aSurvival ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aCalifornia ‡vJuvenile fiction.
655 0. ‡aYoung adult fiction.
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aBiographical fiction. ‡2lcgft
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1137831442 ‡bOCoLC ‡c626273 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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