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Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775, Laurie Lawlor

Label
Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775
Title
Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Lawlor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1775, while traveling with her family from Virginia to Kentucky, and joined by another family along the way, eleven-year-old Elizabeth reads Gulliver's Travels to the children and keeps a journal of their adventures, which include a runaway slave, encounters with Cherokees, and a near-fatal accident. On the eve of the Revolutionary War, 11-year-old Elizabeth Poage and her family embark on a dangerous and exciting trip westward to Daniel Boone's new Kentucky settlement. Elizabeth is unnerved by her younger sister, Martha, on the way. But when Martha suddenly disappears into the wilderness, Elizabeth races to find her. West to Caintuck! Everyone warns of Indian ambushes as Elizabeth Poage and her mother, father, and four brothers and sisters begin the dangerous trip westward to Daniel Boone's new settlement in Kentucky. But the only thing bothering eleven-year-old Elizabeth is her younger sister, Martha, Pa's favorite. Things start looking up when another family with girls Elizabeth's age joins the caravan. Elizabeth, the only one who can read and write, entrances all by reading aloud from her copy of Gulliver's Travels. All the children, even Martha, crowd around to listen to the fantastic tale. Inspired, Elizabeth records the events of her own journey: the harsh climb over mountains, across rivers, and through hostile Indian territory. Elizabeth believes she's ready for anything, until Martha disappears. Then, without thinking, she races into the savage wilderness to find the sister she tried not to love
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Cataloging source
IMF
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Lawlor, Laurie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • "RL: 6"--Page 4 of cover
  • "008-012"--Page 4 of cover
LC call number
PZ7.L4189
LC item number
Al 2001
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American sisters
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Wilderness Road
  • Sisters
  • Diaries
  • Wilderness Road
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Sisters
  • Diaries
  • Diaries
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Sisters
  • United States
  • Diaries
  • Sisters
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Wilderness Road
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775, Laurie Lawlor
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038756855
Label
Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775, Laurie Lawlor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038756855

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