Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail (Once Upon America)


My fifth grade students really enjoyed the book. It was a great finish for our unit on the westward expansion. A Kid's Review 5. The book's time period is the spring of and describes how people traveled by wagon train to get to Oregon. The main characters in the novel are Ben, a young boy and his family, Zack, another boy who becomes Ben's friend, and Pete, a wilderness guide who leads the wagon train west.

The story's plot tells of the dangers along the trail: Because I have studied the Oregon Trail, the book's plot was familar to me. The author's description of the trail is so realistic that I felt that I was in the book itself. In particular when the wagon train was in the desert, I could feel my mouth dry with thirst just like the characters. My favorite part of the story is when Ben displays great courage after an oxen accident when Ben has to take his sister's place even though the trail dust sets off his asthma. I thought it was a wonderful book selection for people who enjoy western stories.

You should read this book because of its adventurous scenarios and the surprising choices the characters make. Ben is the main person in this story. They went west in His family went to Oregon. His doctor said it was better for him out there. I like the story very much. I liked how they showed the old pictures of the wagons going down the road. I liked the part where Pete pushed Ben and he hit his head against the tree. I also aliked the part where the oxen starting pulling the wagons and Ben sat on the ground.

I didn't like the way Pete walked up and started talking to Ben. I thought it would be a surprise meeting. This book was absolutely perfect for my third grade literature circle group.

It was just the right amount of pages for our meetings. The story followed the journey of one family on the Oregon Trail. We actually heard their story from the start to the end when they made it to Oregon. The students enjoyed reading the book and were not overwhelmed by the length. My book is called facing west I like it because it has a lot of adventure and scary moments in it. They name things different then what we do.

Zach and Ben are best friends it's a funny book too. AS you read this book you will find what the real Oregon trail and it feels like really on the Oregon Trail with Zach and Ben. I think you should read this book because I think you'llen joy it. Read this to find out if his family will make it. One person found this helpful. See all 9 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on September 27, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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In particular when the wagon train was in the desert, I could feel my mouth dry with thirst just like the characters. My favorite part of the story is when Ben displays great courage after an oxen accident when Ben has to take his sister's place even though the trail dust sets off his asthma. I thought it was a wonderful book selection for people who enjoy western stories.

You should read this book because of its adventurous scenarios and the surprising choices the characters make.

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Ben is the main person in this story. They went west in His family went to Oregon. His doctor said it was better for him out there. I like the story very much. I liked how they showed the old pictures of the wagons going down the road. I liked the part where Pete pushed Ben and he hit his head against the tree. I also aliked the part where the oxen starting pulling the wagons and Ben sat on the ground. I didn't like the way Pete walked up and started talking to Ben.

I thought it would be a surprise meeting. This book was absolutely perfect for my third grade literature circle group. It was just the right amount of pages for our meetings. The story followed the journey of one family on the Oregon Trail. We actually heard their story from the start to the end when they made it to Oregon.

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The students enjoyed reading the book and were not overwhelmed by the length. My book is called facing west I like it because it has a lot of adventure and scary moments in it. They name things different then what we do. Zach and Ben are best friends it's a funny book too. AS you read this book you will find what the real Oregon trail and it feels like really on the Oregon Trail with Zach and Ben.

I think you should read this book because I think you'llen joy it. Read this to find out if his family will make it. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. See all 9 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on September 27, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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