Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836 by Lisa Waller Rogers
  

Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836

Written by Lisa Waller Rogers
Illustrated by

RRP £15.50

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836 by Lisa Waller Rogers

Late in 1835, the Mexican army surrendered San Antonio and retreated across the Rio Grande. Texas colonists, including young Belle Wood, rejoiced. No one expected more trouble from Mexico. So when Belle s brother, Mac, followed Colonel Travis to the Alamo in January as a precautionary measure, Belle didn t worry. Three weeks later, General Santa Anna reentered San Antonio with thousands of troops, taking the 150 doomed Alamo men by surprise. The news came upon me like a clap of thunder, Belle wrote. My brother, Mac, is dead. As Santa Anna marched eastward, panic ensued. All over Texas, people either joined the fight for independence or fled for safety in the mass exodus known as the Runaway Scrape. Belle tells how her family joins the throng pushing to the U.S. border on foot or in every kind of vehicle imaginable. Theirs is a perilous, tragic journey in rain and cold, across sodden prairies and deep mud. Despite all their trials and difficulties, however, the Texians push on, and throughout Belle s diary runs the story of a proud people determined to save their families from the ravages of war and to rebuild their homes in this new nation Texas.

About the Author

Lisa Waller Rogers is the author of three Lone Star Journal novels for young readers, as well as an anthology, A Texas Sampler. She lives in Austin, Texas.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
199 pages

Author

Lisa Waller Rogers
More books by Lisa Waller Rogers

Publisher

Texas Tech Press,U.S.

Publication date

28th February 2014

ISBN

9780896727847


It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools