Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale


Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale

The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history, but it's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the US, and the families and individuals that sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. The story teaches all the ins and outs of the Westward Expansion. From the preparation for the journey to each leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that lead to the party's predicament in the Sierra Nevadas. Hale focuses on the Reed family -- all of the children in this family survive, and their father, James Reed, is a central figure in the story. It's hazardous, it's got a lot of funny moments, it's got kids in central roles--and it's America's favorite gruesome horror-history story. A perfect expansion of the Hale's Hazardous History brand, and a great showcase for Nathan Hale's storytelling skills.

About the Author

Nathan Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA notable book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of 3 starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of the picture book The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas.

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128 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2013



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