The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman And a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail (Hardcover)

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Cheryl Harness is the author and/or illustrator of some 35 books for children. Visit this award-winning author-illustrator on the Web at
When she was a young girl, Narcissa loved nothing better than to read heroic tales about brave men and women risking their lives to bring Christian ideas to "barbarians" in far-off places. In 1831, her dream of doing the same was about to come true. That's when some Indians arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, looking for the "White Man's Book of Heaven." Their quest was the answer to Narcissa's prayers: She would bring salvation to "those wandering sons of our native forests. "

Narcissa married Marcus Whitman, another missionary want-to-be, and they headed West. She spent her honeymoon riding side-saddle some 2,000 miles across the vast, often perilous trail to Oregon Country—something no other white woman had ever done. Then she and Marcus lived happily ever after singing hymns and teaching the Indians about the Bible, right? Wrong! Readers will find out what really happened when East met West at the end of the real-life, legendary Oregon Trail.

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ISBN 9780792259206
Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Format Hardcover
Pages 144
Publisher Date 2006-10-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
Copyright Year 2006
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Harness, Cheryl
Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
Country of Origin United States

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