Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm a Pioneer Cat

I'm a Pioneer cat!  Well, since I hang out around Mooresville Public Library and sometimes venture down to Newby Memorial Elementary School, I guess you could say I'm a pioneer kitty, since the nickname for our local public schools is pioneers.

Have you read Pioneer Cat, by William H. Hooks and Charles Robinson (illustrator)?  We have a book trailer to tell you all about it.

Readers between ages 9 and 12 should find this an exciting read.  It tells the story of Kate and her family, who leave St. Joseph, Missouri on the Oregon Trail during the middle 19th century.  It was treacherous travel across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by wagon in those days, and many adventures unfold.  You may want to read the book all the way through once you get started, because so much is happening, and you don't know what's going to happen next.

Although this is a fictional book, it describes quite realistically what life was like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s.  It was pretty tough going, but those pioneers were tough folks, and so they kept going until they reached their destination, which, in this case, was Oregon.

You may check-out Pioneer Cat at our favorite Library, if you have a library card.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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