cover image Bound for Oregon

Bound for Oregon

Jean Van Leeuwen. Puffin Books, $5.99 (164pp) ISBN 978-0-14-038319-5

In a starred review of this fact-based tale of nine-year-old Mary Ellen and her family's dramatic 1852 journey along the Oregon Trail, PW said, ""The contrast between the tenderness of Mary Ellen's perceptions and the hardships of the frontier is deeply moving."" Ages 8-12. (Nov.)